The Government of Yukon and the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association have released a report on the potential for geothermal energy in Yukon. According to the Yukon Geothermal Opportunities and Applications report 86.9 MB, Yukon’s geothermal potential could be more than 1,700 MW of energy. This is 18 times the current energy supplied by Yukon’s renewable electrical system (90 MW).
Following the recent adoption of the Yukon Biomass Energy Strategy, the Yukon government is funding a pilot biomass project exploring the use of wood chips made from waste wood from the Whitehorse landfill and construction projects to heat the buildings at Raven Recycling.
The Yukon Biomass Energy Strategy will facilitate the development of a biomass energy sector to help heat buildings and homes using wood, Yukon’s primary biomass resource.
Retrofit condos or apartments to improve energy performance, and reduce energy consumption, costs and emissions. Improve the lighting efficiency of commercial and institutional buildings by upgrading to energy efficient and long lasting LED lighting systems.
The Good Energy rebate program has expanded its scope with the addition of the residential incentives program. Incentives are now offered for:
Energy Branch / Energy Solutions Centre
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