Summary

This project sets out to establish the methods used in cities, where the bulk of energy consumption occurs, to reduce energy demands in western Canada. Its goal is to observe an increase in energy strategy implementation focusing on demand-side energy efficiency and conservation. This project will first uncover the variety of energy options discussed in current academic literature on this subject and then aim to engage policy directors in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton,Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg about their regional initiatives.