Twitter Instagram Facebook


YCS helps people get outside and promotes awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the Yukon’s ecosystems.


YCS supports the conservation and protection of Yukon wild places.


YCS supports humane, sustainable and responsible management of wildlife.


YCS is a watchdog for industrial development and researches smart solutions for our territory.


Energy photo

Our Vision:

We envision a sustainable energy future for the Yukon. Energy use and peak electricity demand must be drastically reduced by improving efficiency and conservation, and adopting smart technologies. Local, low-impact renewable energy projects must be developed to displace imported fossil fuels, reduce emissions and pollution, increase our energy security and resilience, and meet our energy needs – while providing economic development opportunities and revenue streams for communities.

YCS Energy Goals:

  • To champion the transition from imported fossil fuels to sustainable energy, including low-impact hydroelectricity, wind, solar, biomass and geothermal energy, through education, advocacy, and direct action.
  • To ensure that Yukon achieves greenhouse gas emissions reductions consistent with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) targets of 50% reductions by 2030 and a carbon-free economy by 2050. These targets are necessary to limit global average temperature rise to 1.5°C and thus avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Related News & Events

Speak up: Yukon Energy Survey on new Diesel/LNG

May 31, 2019

We are deeply disappointed to see Yukon Energy deploying more thermal energy without comparable progress on renewable energy projects. We encourage everyone to have their say by filling out Yukon Energy’s survey.

Read More

Electric Thermal Storage (ETS)

YCS has an exciting new energy pilot project. Electric thermal storage, or ETS, involves heating something up – typically ceramic bricks – overnight using electricity, then releasing that heat gradually throughout the day to keep a space warm. The same amount of electricity is used as if the space were heated with electric baseboards or an electric furnace. What’s important, however, is when that electricity is used. Shifting a home’s electricity demand for space heating from daytime to nighttime reduces fossil fuel usage and makes the local electrical grid more stable.

Read More


YCS believes that the Yukon must replace imported fossil fuels with local, low-impact renewable energy sources for thriving, resilient communities.

Read More

Fossil Fuels

YCS opposes new oil and gas development and instead promotes energy conservation and local renewable energy to displace fossil fuels.

Read More

Energy Consumption in Yukon

Transportation accounts for most of Yukon's greenhouse gas emissions (62%), and space heating is the Yukon’s second largerst source (18%). Learn more about solutions to reduce fossil fuel consumption from both sources.

Read More

You Can Help

Join YCS as a member, volunteer, or donor to sustain our work. Sign up below to receive bi-weekly emails with YCS news and events.

Connect With Us!