August Newsletter 2021 | August 10, 2021
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In this issue of The Current Climate, we explore new resources, blog posts, and funding opportunities for municipalities to achieve real savings and real change. This month we are sharing information about the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program.
What is the best way to save at the pump?
Switch to an electric vehicle.

Purchase an electric vehicle with funding from the
Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program today.
Apply now

Do you have fleet vehicles nearing the end of their lifespan? Are you looking for cost-effective vehicle options?

If you answered yes, you may be eligible for funding to purchase an electric vehicle.

Whether you want new a utility vehicle for your Parks and Public Works crew, or an electric ice-resurfacer for your ice rink, or a passenger vehicle for site visits, we have funding for you.

You can get up to 50 percent of the costs covered for many different types of electric vehicles through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program.

Apply for funding now
Learning Centre
Is it time to upgrade your municipality to an electric vehicle fleet, but not sure where to start?

Learn know how electric vehicles work, best practices for switching to electric vehicles in a municipality, and the various vehicle types available for rebates with the Electric Vehicle Knowledge Guide.

Download the Guide
Is switching to an electric fleet feasible?

Discover how the cost of buying a new gas-powered vehicle compares to a new electric vehicle with the Electric Vehicle Savings Calculator. You'll quickly see the potential fuel savings and lower maintenance costs, so you can make a case for buying electric to your co-workers and Council.

Download the Calculator
Project Showcase

The City of Medicine Hat purchased two battery electric vehicles through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program.

These EVs are expected to reduce overall emissions by at least 60 percent each and together will cut annual fuel and maintenance costs by over $5,000. The vehicles join the City’s growing fleet of fully electric mobile assets including scissor lifts, forklifts, small utility vehicles, and two electric ice resurfacers.

Learn more

The Town of Drayton Valley purchased two battery electric utility vehicles through the Electric Vehicles for Municipalities Program.

The vehicles have plenty of space for passengers and equipment, so now their staff can get more of their work done in fewer trips. The Town will no longer have to lease utility vehicles each summer. The purchase is part of an ongoing effort to find operational cost savings and efficiencies within the municipality.

Learn more

Have you heard about our other funding programs?
Make a real change in your community by upgrading buildings, installing renewable energy, managing energy use, and more. We support you from start to finish with one-on-one calls and a streamlined application process. 
Apply for funding
News and Events
QUEST Alberta CHP Consortium Virtual Working Group Meeting
The group is a diverse collaborative of stakeholders from gas, electric and thermal utilities, technology and service providers, government, NGOs, and the MUSH (Municipalities, Universities, Schools, and Hospitals) sector working to advance CHP in Alberta. Join the Alberta CHP Working Group on September 14. 

Mind the Gap: Best Practices to Close the Gender Gap in the Renewable Sector
While more gender diverse than the energy sector as a whole, the renewable energy workforce is estimated to be comprised of only 32% women. This rate is lower than in other areas of the economy that require similar levels of training and experience. Join this webinar with Solar Alberta on September 16 to explore the issue of the gender gap in the renewable energy industry, and learn what you and your employer can do to help close it

Alberta Power Symposium
How will the changes in the market affect regulatory policy and customer behaviour? Join for an engaging faculty of speakers at the 9th Annual Alberta Power Symposium on October 5 and 6 to assess developments in the power sector, address challenges and highlight areas of growth.

Just Transition
Natural Resources Canada wants to hear your views on a Just Transition - an approach to economic, environmental and social policy that aims to create an equitable and prosperous future for workers and communities as the world builds a low carbon future.

Share your thoughts by September 30, 2021.
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