Renewable City: In depth

Vancouver has a long history of supporting climate action, from the Clouds of Change reports in 1990 to the Community Climate Change Action Plan in 2005, the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan in 2011 to the Renewable City Strategy in 2015, and now the Renewable City Action Plan.

See below for the most current documents associated with this plan, to get news on our progress, and to join us on social media. 

Renewable City Action Plan (2017)

Renewable City Action Plan (922.44 KB)

Read our ten year plan to become a city entirely powered by renewable energy.

Renewable City Action Plan summary (1.23 MB)

Read the summary of how Vancouver is going to become a renewable city.

Renewable City Strategy (2015)

Complete strategy (4.86 MB)

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

Summary (2.63 MB)

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

Policy details (4.04 MB)

A longer read about our renewable energy commitment.

Other documents

Economic modelling results (383.03 KB)

To better understand our energy needs, we worked with BC Hydro and Navius Research.

FortisBC memorandum (994.82 KB)

We're committed to work together with FortisBC to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Vancouver.

Initiatives that are helping us reach our goal and targets

Zero emissions buildings

We are working to have no GHG emissions from all new buildings by 2030. Learn how we’ll get there. Review policies, code requirements, and more.

Neighbourhood Energy Strategy

The Neighbourhood Energy Strategy will help develop additional neighbourhood energy systems throughout Vancouver.

Transportation 2040 Plan

Our plan provides a vision for how people and goods move in and around Vancouver for the next 30 years.

Electric vehicles

Find where you can charge your electric vehicle and learn how we're supporting people and businesses in Vancouver to use electric vehicles.

Zero Waste 2040

We have a long-term strategic vision for Vancouver to achieve the goal of zero waste by 2040.

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