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Energy & Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Why conserve energy?

Although we are increasingly producing energy from renewable sources like water, the sun and wind, more than 90% of the world's energy still comes from non-renewable fossil fuels like coal, oil and natural gas. Burning fossil fuels releases enormous quantities of greenhouse gases, causing global warming and climate change, which puts us and future generations at risk.

Whether your motivation for conserving energy is to save money, or reduce your impact on the environment, it just makes good sense.

A roof with solar panels on it   Ontario Power Generation Wind Turbine

What is the City doing to conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Take Action

Try the electricity calculator

Use this electricity calculator to find out how much energy you are consuming and what it costs. With this information you can decide where best to focus your conservation efforts.

Ontario Green Energy Act

View the Ontario Regulation 397/11 Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions report for 2011 for the Corporation of the City of Pickering.

The second phase of Ontario Regulation 397/11 requires the production of a Corporate Energy Management Plan.  We expect Pickering’s plan to be published and made available to you here by July 1, 2014.