Oxford County, Ontario, Canada

Oxford County, Ontario, Canada

  • Target: 100% renewable energy by 2050
  • Status: In progress
  • RES: Microgrid, solar thermal facility, electric vehicle charging stations, and a farm biogas project.
  • Implementation: Oxford County comprises 2 towns, 5 townships, and 1 city. It is located along highly accessible transportation routes and has a long tradition in farming. On June 24, 2015, the Council set the 100% renewable energy target, with the commitment for community-wide use of renewable energy for electricity, heating/cooling, and transportation. It adopted the The Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan (www.futureoxford.ca). The County has taken the opportunity to learn from other cities around the world (such as those in Germany) that have achieved 100% RE, to see how innovations in renewable energy could be adapted to Oxford’s context. The research formed the basis for Oxford County’s 100% Renewable Energy Action Plan, which would catalyze environmental change in Oxford, create opportunities for renewable energy investment in the county, and become a living laboratory for education, research, and development of cutting-edge renewable energy solutions for local governments. It also outlines a framework detailing how community, business, government, academic, national and international partners can work together to achieve specific targets, milestones and actions.
  • Population: 110,862 (2016)
  • Area: 2,036.61 km(786.34 sq mi)
  • Link: http://www.oxfordcounty.ca/Home/Newsroom/News-Details/ArticleId/4395/Oxford-County-commits-to-100-renewable-energy-by-2050
Oxford County, Ontario, Canada

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