Cochrane's Renewable Energy Framework provides guidance around the management of renewable energy in the Town and helps encourage the uptake of renewable energy in the community.
Pursuing renewable energy is consistent with the Town’s shared vision for the future. The Municipal Development Plan (MDP) identifies environmental stewardship, including the use of alternative energy, as a key objective for the Town. Likewise, the Cochrane Sustainability Plan (CSP) commits the town to using energy responsibly and efficiently. The CSP identifies alternative energy use as a key success measure for the Town’s ongoing commitment to sustainability.
A Renewable Energy Framework is one among several sustainability initiatives being implemented by the Town. Other examples are the& Zero Waste Framework, which includes strategies for moving Cochrane to an 80% waste stream diversion rate, and the Green Building Policyfor the implementation of green building technologies for new commercial, industrial, and institutional development.