Powered by Communities Film Festival!

Striving to make the unknown, known and the uncelebrated, celebrated - the Powered by Communities initiative is bringing community energy success stories in Nova Scotia to the forefront. As part of this initiative, Powered by Communities has brought together short films, to showcase the amazing achievements of Nova Scotia‚Äôs municipalities. Join us and be inspired by the possibilities of how municipal government can better serve its residents through innovative energy projects. When: November…

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Making the Solar City

In 2011, the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) made the first step toward one of the most innovative and forward-thinking renewable energy policies in Canada. Their goal was to develop a community energy program that would help Halifax reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The municipality chose to implement a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program that offers low interest financing for the installation of solar panels. Two years later Halifax's own PACE program, Solar…

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