Energy Literacy


Cross-sector collaboration for energy investment requires a common understanding of energy solutions, enabling policies and partner roles.

By improving energy literacy in our community we can increase energy-first planning decisions, improve advocacy efforts and ensure our community is equipped to support the energy transition. 

WR Community Energy focuses on:

We are involved in projects around energy generation and sharing, housing and affordability, efficiency in new builds, and renewable energy opportunities. What these projects have in common is an approach that integrates industry, community, and policy. With each step forward, we are transforming our future for the better.

Directed by our partners, we facilitate research into energy investment opportunities in Waterloo Region and deliver strategic advise based on its findings.

We deliver presentations on our Priority Areas to conferences and groups to provide accessible information on energy topics and to raise awareness of our work.

Where are our energy dollars going? In 2014, Waterloo Region spent $2.1 billion on energy, $1.8 billion of which left our community. Improving energy literacy can ensure we’re investing wisely in community energy investments.

Our energy literacy Work

WR Community Energy supports municipalities, industry and communities to improve their energy literacy by facilitating and disseminating research, delivering public presentations and providing strategic advice. 

Waterloo Region’s Clean Economy Ecosystem

WR Community Energy, in partnership with Sustainable Waterloo Region, the Region of Waterloo and WaterlooEDC have launched a map of Waterloo Region’s Clean Economy Ecosystem featuring over 125 companies, research labs and community groups contributing to the clean economy in our community and beyond.

WR Community Energy at the AMO Municipal Energy Symposium

On April 1, 2022, WR Community Energy presented a panel at the AMO Municipal Energy Symposium. Using examples from WR Community Energy’s work to date, the panel explored the viability and value of municipal collaboration with utilities and community groups.

Let's improve local energy literacy.