Dec 2017 | Green & Prospering Communities

OXFORD COUNTY: ACHIEVING 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2050
ZACHARY COX, OXFORD COUNTY

We can do better. The belief that change is both possible and necessary is the foundation for Oxford County’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy within 35 years. On June 24, 2015, Oxford County committed to a 100% renewable energy goal when County Council unanimously passed a motion to reach the target by 2050. In doing so, Oxford became the first municipality in Ontario to commit to such a milestone, and the second in Canada, after Vancouver, B.C.

Oxford County citizens have embraced renewable energy innovation for years, with numerous green energy events and the installation of private-sector projects such as the Gunn’s Hill Wind Farm and the Greenholm Farms anaerobic digester. Now, there is a municipal commitment to continued local investment in preserving the planet.

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