Summerland created its first Climate Action Plan (2MB PDF) in March of 2011. Summerland is committed to climate action and has signed on to the BC Climate Action Charter.
Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP)
Climate action is a key provincial priority and local governments are key partners in helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and create complete, compact and energy-efficient communities.
The Climate Action Revenue Incentive Program (CARIP) is a conditional grant program that provides funding to BC Climate Action Charter (Charter) signatories equivalent to one hundred percent of the carbon taxes they pay directly. This funding supports local governments in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move forward on achieving their Charter goals.
2016 Climate Action Revenue Incentive (CARIP) Public Report
2015 CARIP Climate Action/Carbon Neutral Progress Survey
CARIP Public Reporting - Carbon Neutral Progress Survey 2014 (502 KB)
Solar Energy in Summerland
As one of only a few municipalities in British Columbia to own an electric utility, Summerland is uniquely positioned to be able to generate power within the District. Solar energy has become a leading source of power across the globe, and Summerland is exploring how solar energy can best be utilized by our electrical utility, and how we can best support our community to take advantage of this source of energy.
For more information about solar energy in Summerland, click here
Billion Dollar Green Challenge
The District of Summerland has become the first Canadian governmental body to join the “Billion Dollar Green Challenge Network”. The Challenge encourages governmental agencies, universities, and other institutions across North America to invest a combined total of one billion dollars in self-managed “green revolving funds” that finance energy and resource efficiency improvements. Read more.
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