Action Suggestions from the Energy Issues Committee
- Educate yourself about how to make your home more energy efficient. It helps to save our environment and puts money back in your pocket. A good first step involves making sure you only use energy efficient light bulbs.
- If you are a homeowner, have an EnerGuide assessment done on your home. Clean NS provides great advice through their EnerInfo line: 1 800 670 4636
- Tour the Ecology Action Centre to get more ideas on what you can do to make your home more energy efficient. To book a free tour, phone us at 902-429-2202.
- Become a member of the Energy Issues Committee. There are a number of volunteer opportunities.
- Help the Energy Issues Committee develop a sustainable energy path for the province by acting as a watchdog, participating as public interest interveners, and promoting sustainable energy policies for the province.
- Encourage your provincial and municipal governments to take progressive action on Wind Energy.
Action on Wind Energy
To meet the wind energy vision stated here, the EAC encourages
citizens to request from their government:
- support from the provincial government for municipalities to adopt suggestions outlined in the document, Model Wind Turbine
Bylaws and Best Practices for NS Municipalities
- a provincial standard that sets a requirement for early community consultation and engagement in wind energy projects
- the adoption of a feed-in-tariff that sets a fair price for renewable electricity sold to the grid, thus encouraging citizen participation in electricity generation based on the Green Energy Act in Ontario
- a minimum regional content law for wind energy developments such as is practiced in Quebec
- a province-wide map of suitable locations for wind energy generation that considers ecological, social, and commercial land uses; similar to the one created by the Halifax Regional Municipality
- an expedited release of the new net-metering program by NSPI as required by the 2009 Provincial Energy Strategy
Get involved! All are welcome to attend our Energy Issues Committee meetings on the third Tuesday of every month, at 5:30 pm.