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Canmore free transit one of many municipal clean energy initiatives across the province: Business Renewables Centre-Canada helps organizations through the challenges

Press Coverage
February 20, 2023
Calgary Journal

Guests and locals alike no longer need a car to explore the Town of Canmore. Access to quaint shops and restaurants along the banks of the Bow River has gotten easier.

Transit in the community has been free since April 2022, one way the town is trying to encourage ridership to relieve congestion and lower emissions.

Canmore is one of many Alberta communities and businesses looking to use more renewable energy sources. But these kinds of initiatives can be complex, which is where the Business Renewables Centre (BRC) Canada comes in. They’re a non-profit that helps organizations navigate these transitions to improve the environment and their bottom line.

According to Amy Fournier, Canmore’s energy and climate action co-ordinator, the town’s energy transition efforts have been helped greatly by their work with the renewables centre. The free local transit program has many advantages, including helping the town reach its climate change goals.

“It’s an environmental win and it’s a greenhouse gas reduction win,” Fournier said. “It gets our streets flowing better and offers transportation options to people who might not have a personal vehicle.”