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City of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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The city of Victoria is British Columbia’s capital city and is inhabited by approximately 80,000 residents. The city  is situated at the southern point of Vancouver Island, directly north of the American border. In December 2016, the Victoria City Council released detailed plans for the city to become 100% RE by the year 2050, following a vote by the city council in August 2016. Victoria is the third city in Canada to announce plans for a 100% renewable energy future.

The city has begun planning for a future where all energy needs will be provided by renewable means, including heating, cooling and transport. The measure was accompanied by a motion to reduce Victoria’s GHG footprint by 80% to coincide with the 2050 100% RE plans.

The Victoria City Council has developed a detailed plan, including bench marking and deadlines for the reduction of GHGs and increases of the city’s renewable energy mix until 2050. Areas of emphasis include increasing the proportion of electrical cars in the city’s fleet, continued development of the city’s district energy system, and adoption of Passivhaus standards to all new construction.

For further information on Victoria’s move to 100% Renewable Energy please see the links below:

City of Victoria Climate Action

City of Victoria Community Climate Action


General Details

Timeline: 2016-2050
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Status Quo

Total energy consumption:
9,081,480 GJ, according to the City of Victoria's Climate Action Program Priorities and Actions for 2017. (December, 2016)

Project Features

Scope of engagement
yes Local/regional
Quality of the objectives
yes Intermediate objectives
Binding effect of the objectives
yes 100% REresolution made unanimously by county council/ government