How can we reach our 2020
Greenest City Targets?

How can we reach our 2020 Greenest City targets?

Solar panel on everyroof top

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  • JS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Solar PV provides electricity directly to the building it sits on. Rather than relying on dams located 800km to the North east (where up to 15% of the energy is lost in transmission), distributed generation provides not only an independent supply of grid-tied energy, it provides energy security in case of disruption (every wind storm in Vancouver creates black-outs, the 2008 vault fire downtown had power out for up to 5 days for some buildings.) Look to a feed in tariff (like Ontario, Europe) to kick off this initiative, and fund it from carbon or congestion taxes.

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