CEP Studies

Community Energy Planning: State of Practice in Canada Provides insight on successful mitigation efforts through Community Energy Planning, drawing evidence from the literature and four case studies

Community Energy Planning: The Value Proposition is a 2016 report on the environmental, health and economic benefits of CEP in Canadian communities, by the Community Energy Association, QUEST, and Sustainable Prosperity. From the executive summary: “This report draws primarily on the findings of six comprehensive economic analyses of CEP actions and programs, along with case studies, to illustrate the potential value proposition to communities from the implementation of CEPs…”

Defying the Odds: Sustainability in Small and Rural Places is a 2013 report on rural communities that, despite their small size, “defy the odds” by implementing progressive sustainability policies. All seven examples of these “unlikely innovators” highlighted in the report are in the US but the lessons are universal.