YCS promotes low-impact and appropriately-located renewable energy projects distributed around the grid. These small-scale projects can be built incrementally to meet the demand as we replace fossil-fueled sectors such as space heating and transportation with local renewable energy. This will require a coordinated plan between government, utilities, and the public to help facilitate the urgent transition away from oil and gas.
Except for energy conservation, all forms of energy generation (whether renewable or not) have impacts: environmental, economic, and social. We must decide which resources and trade-offs best meet our needs. YCS champions renewable energy resources that minimize environmental harm and maximize social and economic benefits for Yukon communities.
More information coming soon.
YCS hosted a Hydro Alternatives for the Yukon workshop in September 2015. Review the workshop presentations and John Maissan's Seasonal and Pumped Storage Hydro study.