NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the AUMA 2013 General Assembly approve the municipal energy policies pertaining to Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and the Canadian Energy Strategy.
WHEREAS in 2011 AUMA members attended the President’s Summit on Energy, and confirmed their interest in proactively addressing the impacts of the energy sector on urban municipalities, and identified significant issues and opportunities related to energy;
WHEREAS in 2012 AUMA developed an Energy Policy Framework and Reference Guide that would be used to guide the development of municipal energy policies by the AUMA including policies related to Abandoned Energy Infrastructure and Transportation and Utility Corridors that were approved by members at the 2012 convention;
WHEREAS in 2013 the AUMA Board issued the mandate of further advancing the Energy Policy Framework by developing policies related to Municipal Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and the Canadian Energy Strategy; and
WHEREAS at its August 2013 meeting, the Board considered members’ input (received through a member survey, webinar, Mayors Caucus, AUMA committees, and telephone interviews with select energy communities) and adopted the attached policy paper for consideration at the 2013 Convention.
Alberta Energy – June 22, 2015
The ministry did not respond to the specific suggestions in this resolution and instead indicated that Environment and Parks is renewing the provincial climate change strategy and is looking at reducing emissions via energy efficiency, technology and innovation.
AUMA rejects this response.