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Renewable City Strategy: our future to 2050

Our goal: to get 100% of our energy from renewable sources before 2050

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.

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.

Why a renewable cityOur roleGoals and targets