Identify opportunities for the Regional District Bulkley Nechako to pursue in managing municipal solid waste generated in the region. A final Implementation Report can be found on the OBAC website.
This multi region, multi-agency project had two major objectives: (i) to identify rural business development and labour force opportunities associated with Green Clean Energy development in the interior and (ii) to assist at least three small MPB “at?risk” communities to develop a full Business Plan to take implement a Green Clean Energy project in their region. http://www.ruralbcgreenenergy.com/
This project determined how the Village could create a Corporation to utilize the excess heat from the proposed GeoPower project that was proposed by Borealis GeoPower. Borealis GeoPower was exploring the possibility of creating Hydro power by utilizing the local hot springs in the area. They had indicated they would be willing to sell the excess heat to the Village which could be utilized for economic development purposes for the area.
In 2014 Valemount’s Council worked with private partners, the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association, with federal and provincial agencies such as the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Columbia Basin Trust, and Geoscience BC to work to overcome some of the obstacles that were preventing financial investments in this clean and renewable energy source.
The goal of the Wood Waste to Heat Project was to create opportunity for wood waste to be used in a more effective and environmentally appropriate manner while at the same time creating new and more environmentally appropriate heating systems (i.e. reducing greenhouse gases).
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The Green Energy Project was designed to develop and circulate new information and tools that would assist rural communities and First Nations in exploring the economic opportunities around green energy development. The multi-year project completed case studies on successful green energy projects and developed and circulated information and tools that helped assist rural communities and First Nations in developing Green Energy projects.
The purpose of the project was to assist the Village of Burns to develop engineering and construction design work for a community heating system that will utilize pellets or waste woo and to promote the expansion of bio?energy projects in the OBAC region.
Growth of the alternative energy sector is a strategic priority for the province and the region. The options, feasibility, technologies and programs impacting the development of the industry are varied and complex. A number of government and non?government organizations are active in the sector. In this region, the bio?energy sub?sector is particularly active because of the connection to utilization of beetle?killed timber.
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The intent of the Bioenergy for the Municipality of Granisle project was to assess Granisle's carbon footprint and to seek opportunities to reduce carbon emissions resulting in clean air using of alternative green energy.
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The Granisle Fire Department installed a bio-burner furnace in the Granisle Fire Hall with the intention to use this installation as a village-level opportunity to educate and inform local residents about this alternative energy option (how it works, how it limits the use of propane, how it saves money etc.)
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The goal of the Houston Geothermal Project was to complete a one-year study process that will determine the capacity of the existing District of Houston geothermal system to accommodate additional loads. The project had several setbacks and received two extensions.
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In the University Plan that was created in 2010, UNBC identified a goal to be a leader in renewable energy. As Canada's Green University, the opportunity exists to utilize the campus as a demonstration site for energy technologies that can be integrated with teaching, research, food production, housing, and public education - all mobilized to enhance deployment of appropriate energy technology in northern and rural communities.
Alternative Energy Sector Strategy
Future Forest and Fibre Use Sector Strategy