Energy

Goal: To reduce energy use and move towards using renewable energy sources.
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Production of energy can have significant environmental impacts, including increased air pollution and production of greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing the environmental impact of energy use can be achieved through energy efficiency efforts, which can occur from the individual and household level to the city-wide scale. Energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal and other renewable sources are options to reduce the environmental impact of energy use.

Renewable and alternative energy sources

Percent of renewable or alternative electricity we can generate to satisfy the average electricity demand for The City of Red Deer's operations and for the entire community.

2020 Results
 Baseline (2010)2020 ResultTarget
City operations 0.24% 9.54% 25%
Community 0.05% 4.07% 25%
Historical Results
 City operationsCommunity
2020 9.54% 4.07%
2019 8.89% 3.82%
2018 7.80% 3.27%
2017 5.15% 0.62%
2016 4.78% 0.53%
2015 4.69% 0.48%
2014 4.61% 0.45%
2013 0.025% 0.08%
2012 0.025% 0.07%
2011 0.025% 0.05%
2010 0.024% 0.05%
Community energy use

Measuring total annual energy use for Red Deer as a whole.

2020 Results
 Baseline (2010)2020 ResultTarget (2035): not to exceed
Community Energy Use (gigajoules) 13,941,000 14,344,000 18,400,000
Historical Results
 Community Energy Use (gigajoules)
2020 14,344,000
2019 15,406,000
2018 16,272,000
2017 15,348,000
2016 14,619,000
2015 14,592,000
2014 15,294,000
2013 14,772,000
2012 14,229,000
2011 14,496,000
2010 13,941,000