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 and advocacy (such as our Hydro Alternatives Workshop).
- To highlight Yukon solutionaries who inspire us with their smart energy choices, through the YES (Yukon’s Energy Solutions) project. From active commuters and electric cars to super-insulated homes and rooftop solar arrays, meet Yukoners taking action to reduce the environmental impacts associated with energy use, and learn about how you can too – at yes.yukonconservation.org.
Related News & Events
October 16, 2017
Learn more about this series of events in Whitehorse and Watson Lake.
December 20, 2017
A letter from departing Energy Analyst Anne Middler.
December 13, 2018
Yukon government is accepting comments until Dec. 17 on what its new Climate Change, Energy & Green Economy plan should look like. Read our recommendations and have your say!
January 16, 2019
Read a fully-referenced version of our January 16 Yukon News editorial about a recent decision by the Yukon Utilities Board to end all Yukon utility efforts to reduce energy consumption in the territory.
YCS believes that the Yukon must replace imported fossil fuels with local, low-impact renewable energy sources for thriving, resilient communities.
All phases of oil and gas production and consumption are bad for the environment. Exploration, drilling, fracking, processing, refining, liquefying, transporting and burning fossil fuels pollutes land, air and water, and emits climate destabilizing greenhouse gases. YCS opposes all new oil and gas development and instead, promotes fossil fuel displacement with local renewable energy sources and drastic reductions in energy demand. YCS has also developed a position paper on a Yukon Carbon Tax.
Transportation is the Yukon’s most energy-intensive sector. Space heating is the Yukon’s second most energy-intensive sector. Learn more about solutions to reduce fossil fuel consumption in both.