City of Castlegar holding renewable energy workshop

Workshop will be held at the Castlegar Community Forum March 9.

The City of Castlegar is inviting residents to give input as it begins to form plans to switch to renewable energy.

A public workshop will be held March 9 to help develop the West Kootenay 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 Plan.

Municipalities including Kaslo, Warfield, Silverton, New Denver, Rossland, Slocan, Nelson, and the Regional District of Central Kootenay will be working together to develop the regional plan.

The city says the plan will be the guide to reducing energy consumption, lowering emissions, saving money and encouraging innovation in a variety of sectors.

RELATED: Castlegar council approves 2050 renewable energy plan

The event will be facilitated by the West Kootenay EcoSociety. Workshop topics include high-performance buildings, transportation, waste management, electricity production, and education and training for workers in the field of renewable energy.

The city wants to hear about your concerns, what you see as challenges and any ideas you have to help with the transition.

The workshop will take place at the Castlegar Community Forum from 6 to 8 p.m. More information can be found at castlegarconnects.ca.



betsy.kline@castlegarnews.com

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