City of Yellowknife
Canada

Population: 19234
Area of jurisdiction: 136.22 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 6% by 2014 (2004) 20% by 2014 (2004)
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2009 ):  3,816 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2004

Mitigation actions

Centralized Composting Program
Between 2009 and 2012 the City of Yellowknife carried out a Centralized Composting Pilot Project (CCPP) to learn about the composting process, and to evaluate the feasibility of expanding composting efforts to involve a greater number of participants and sectors. The design of the CCPP was based upon recommendations in the Study of Options for a Centralized Composting Pilot Project in the City of Yellowknife written by Ecology North, in collaboration with the City, in 2008. The City of Yellowknife is gradually rolling-out a curb-side food waste collection program starting in 2014. Start year 2009
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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LED street lighting
The City of Yellowknife had approximately 1,550 High Pressure Sodium lamps used for street lighting in 2012. A retrofit to Light Emitting Diodes has been initiated, as of 2014 600 lamps have been retrofitted, with a completion set for 2016. Start year 2010
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Creation of a Community Energy Plan
The City's Community Energy Plan (CEP) is ten years in the making, starting in 1997 when the City joined the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection Program with 140 other Canadian communities committed to reducing their greenhouse gas. In 2004, an energy baseline study was conducted to determine how much energy we use as a community and how we use it. The results of the study provided a compelling need to develop a Community Energy Plan to address the environmental and economic impacts of Yellowknife's unsustainable energy needs. In 2005, the Community Energy Planning Committee was created and was made up of various community stakeholders. The committee developed twelve recommendations that is now the Community Energy Plan. Start year 2006
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status  
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Creation of a Community Energy Planning Committee
Yellowknife's Community Energy Planning Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the community's energy plan. The committee is made up of members of the public, elected officials, non-profit environmental organizations and representatives from the territorial and federal government. Start year 2005
Sector  
Type Organizational/Governance
Status Completed
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Solid Waste Facility Biomass Boiler
A 300kw wood pellet boiler has been installed at Yellowknife's solid waste Facility, displacing oil. Start year 2010
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Recreational Facilities' Biomass District Energy System
A 740 kW wood pellet boiler has been installed to heat our Pool, Curling Facility and Ice Hockey Arena. Start year 2008
Sector Facilities
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions