Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Plan

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The City of Barrie is developing a Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Plan. The Plan will suggest ways for residents, businesses, and different industries to use energy more efficiently. Public feedback is open until November 15.

What is a Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Plan?

An initiative to reduce the community’s energy and GHG emissions. The City will lead engagement opportunities to collect information on how the City generates and uses energy in the community. The plan will examine current and future energy use and GHG emission scenarios. Focus areas of the plan include:

- Transportation

- Stationary energy (buildings)

- Waste


Barrie's Climate Changes and Current Energy Consumption

Barrie's climate is changing. This includes:

- Increases in mean annual temperatures

- Changes in the timing and average annual precipitation

- Increases in the intensity, duration and frequency of extreme storm events

These changes may pose challenges to the City and our residents. As a community, we must work cooperatively to prepare for our changing climate.

View Barrie's current energy consumption.


We Need Your Help!

To help build a successful plan, the City is asking the public to provide feedback on how we can reduce energy consumption in Barrie. This is an opportunity to learn about the City’s Community Energy and GHG Reduction Plan, participate in the planning process, and stay informed during the development of the plan. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, engagement will take place online only.

Take the Community Energy Conversations Survey.

Share your ideas on how we can reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions in Barrie.

Learn how you can reduce your energy consumption.

As part of the Plan, a Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) was developed to build relationships amongst the key entities in the community that will serve as a platform to launch climate action in the future.

The SAG is a non-political advisory group made up of members of the community. The SAG provides an opportunity for key stakeholders representing different perspectives to discuss the development of the Plan, including goals, actions, targets, and implementation.

The mandate of the SAG is to provide ongoing input and advice to the project team on key points in the development of the Plan. The SAG will review input received from the public and other stakeholders engaged in the planning process. The SAG is scheduled to meet up to 6 times throughout the development of the Plan between May 2020 and October 2021.

The City of Barrie is developing a Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Plan. The Plan will suggest ways for residents, businesses, and different industries to use energy more efficiently. Public feedback is open until November 15.

What is a Community Energy and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Plan?

An initiative to reduce the community’s energy and GHG emissions. The City will lead engagement opportunities to collect information on how the City generates and uses energy in the community. The plan will examine current and future energy use and GHG emission scenarios. Focus areas of the plan include:

- Transportation

- Stationary energy (buildings)

- Waste


Barrie's Climate Changes and Current Energy Consumption

Barrie's climate is changing. This includes:

- Increases in mean annual temperatures

- Changes in the timing and average annual precipitation

- Increases in the intensity, duration and frequency of extreme storm events

These changes may pose challenges to the City and our residents. As a community, we must work cooperatively to prepare for our changing climate.

View Barrie's current energy consumption.


We Need Your Help!

To help build a successful plan, the City is asking the public to provide feedback on how we can reduce energy consumption in Barrie. This is an opportunity to learn about the City’s Community Energy and GHG Reduction Plan, participate in the planning process, and stay informed during the development of the plan. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, engagement will take place online only.

Take the Community Energy Conversations Survey.

Share your ideas on how we can reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions in Barrie.

Learn how you can reduce your energy consumption.

As part of the Plan, a Stakeholder Advisory Group (SAG) was developed to build relationships amongst the key entities in the community that will serve as a platform to launch climate action in the future.

The SAG is a non-political advisory group made up of members of the community. The SAG provides an opportunity for key stakeholders representing different perspectives to discuss the development of the Plan, including goals, actions, targets, and implementation.

The mandate of the SAG is to provide ongoing input and advice to the project team on key points in the development of the Plan. The SAG will review input received from the public and other stakeholders engaged in the planning process. The SAG is scheduled to meet up to 6 times throughout the development of the Plan between May 2020 and October 2021.