On the day that Prince Rupert citizens joined a province-wide action to oppose proposed new and expanded oil pipelines and the increased tanker traffic that would come with them, their local government passed a resolution to support for a positive, low-carbon energy future for the nation.
On Wednesday, Prince Rupert City council unanimously endorsed Towards a Clean Energy Accord, a set of recommendations for a Canadian energy strategy collaboratively developed this past summer by Clean Energy Canada at Tides Canada. Prince Rupert joins a diverse ad-hoc alliance of more than 700 organizations, businesses, and governments that have endorsed the document.
The endorsed text reads as follows:
We believe that Canada should bet on a 21st century energy model, and accelerate its transition to a clean and renewable energy future to remain competitive in a fast-changing world.
We believe our leaders should work with industry and civil society organizations to leverage the economy we have today to create the new energy economy we want and need tomorrow.
We believe any Canadian energy strategy must have a framework that prioritizes jobs and low carbon prosperity, eliminates energy waste, unleashes new energy innovation, fosters more livable communities, moves the nation forward on transportation, enables funding for the energy transition, and cleans up our existing energy supply.