A 300kw wood pellet boiler has been installed at Yellowknife's solid waste Facility, displacing oil.Read More Read Less
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.
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.
A 740 kW wood pellet boiler has been installed to heat our Pool, Curling Facility and Ice Hockey Arena.Read More Read Less
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.Read More Read Less
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.Read More Read Less
The City of Yellowknife has reported 2 government operational inventories, since 2004. In its latest inventory, compiled in 2009, the Transport is identified as key emission source.
Mayor Mark HeyckCity of Yellowknife, Canada