City of Yellowknife

Canada Mayor: Mark Heyck
Summary
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    Population 19234
  • km 2
    Area 136.22
  • USD
    GDP 2 Billion
  • emission
    Targets by N/A N/A
Targets

Targets by City of Yellowknife

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Actions
Solid Waste Facility Biomass Boiler - City of Yellowknife
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

A 300kw wood pellet boiler has been installed at Yellowknife's solid waste Facility, displacing oil.

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
  • Waste
local action
Centralized Composting Program - City of Yellowknife
  • Start year: 2009
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

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.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Waste
Creation of a Community Energy Planning Committee - City of Yellowknife
  • Start year: 2005
  • Type: Organizational / Governance
  • Status: Completed

Yellowknife's Community Energy Planning Committee is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the community's energy plan.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Waste
  • Other Emissions
Recreational Facilities' Biomass District Energy System - City of Yellowknife
  • Start year: 2008
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: Completed

A 740 kW wood pellet boiler has been installed to heat our Pool, Curling Facility and Ice Hockey Arena.

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Sectors:
  • Facilities
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LED street lighting - City of Yellowknife
  • Start year: 2010
  • Type: Technical/Infrastructure investment
  • Status: In operation

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.

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Sectors:
  • Other Emissions
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Creation of a Community Energy Plan - City of Yellowknife
  • Start year: 2006
  • Type: Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
  • Status:

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.

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Sectors:
  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Transport
  • Industrial processes and product use (IPPU)
  • Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Use (AFOLU)
  • Waste
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Inventories
Community inventories

GHG emission from City of Yellowknife
GHG inventory in
Government operations inventory

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.

GHG emission from City of Yellowknife
GHG inventory in 2009

Mayor Mark Heyck
City of Yellowknife, Canada

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Initiative

Earth Hour City Challenge 2014-2015
Earth Hour City Challenge
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