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.
All forms of energy generation have environmental and social impacts, so conserving energy is always preferable to generating more. When we must generate more electricity, YCS supports renewable sources that minimize local environmental impacts and maximize social benefits for Yukon communities.
Rooftop solar has minimal local environmental impact since it is installed on the roof of an existing building. The Energy Solutions Centre provides rebates for solar installations and can help you get set up to sell solar electricity back to the grid!
Learn more at: http://goodenergyyukon.ca/energy-systems
YCS participated as a member of Yukon Energy Corporation's Technical Advisory Committee during the Integrated Resource Planning process, and submitted extensive comments on the draft IRP. Click on Read More to view.
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.