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Renewable City Strategy: our future to 2050

Clarification of our position on natural gas

We are not banning the use of natural gas, despite claims to the contrary in a misinformed opinion piece in The Province newspaper. Learn more.

Our city has what it takes to successfully get 100% of our energy from renewable sources before 2050. 

  • We already have the lowest greenhouse gas emissions per person of any major North American city.
  • We are economically strong and diverse.
  • We are a city that innovates and already has abundant clean electricity.
Our goal: to get 100% of our energy from renewable sources before 2050

Transportation video

Imagine a city with a renewably powered transportation system that supports a thriving economy and healthy mobility options.

Buildings video

Imagine a city where homes and offices are comfortable, cost less to heat and cool, and use only renewable sources of energy.

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Strategy in-depth

Why a renewable city

Fossil fuels can no longer be relied upon in the future. Vancouver uses over 59.3 million gigajoules (GJ) of energy a year.

Our role

We will pursue renewable energy in all areas where we both have and don't have control, and accelerate change by being a leader.

Goals and targets

Our ambitious and achievable 35-year Renewable City Strategy targets buildings, transportation, and green economic opportunities.

Documents

Summary (2.63 MB)

A 14-page summary of our Renewable City Strategy and its targets and priorities.

Complete strategy (4.86 MB)

A 62-page document about our strategy to become a city powered entirely by renewable energy before 2050.

Policy details (4.86 MB)

A longer read about our renewable energy commitment and how to shift buildings and transportation to use only renewable energy.

Why a renewable cityOur roleGoals and targets