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6.3. Ramp up local renewable energy generation

Local renewable energy generation has multiple benefits for our community. It provides resiliency, allowing for local sources of energy that are not dependent on global supply chains. It provides considerable investment opportunities and jobs within the community, and allows community members to be active participants in achieving our energy future.

In the longer term, we need to set up Waterloo Region to significantly scale renewable energy generation after 2030, in order to be able to produce 38% of our electricity locally by 2050.

Over the next 10 years, we need to ramp up the implementation of existing renewable energy technologies in Waterloo Region. In the short-term, this will contribute to our GHG reduction target for 2030.