This brochure provides a snapshot of a CEC-sponsored study on best practices in energy use and supply in North American municipalities. The research began with a detailed scan of municipal energy initiatives in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, covering renewable energy generation, energy efficiency and energy-related procurement.
Thirteen municipalities, chosen for their innovative management and use of energy, the diversity of their actions, and the results they produced, were selected from across the three countries. Through this sharing of experiences and lessons learned in the region, the CEC seeks to promote action at the local level. Thus the case studies go beyond describing the programs and actions taken, but provide a wider policy and economic context as well as performance indicators. The map inside this brochure shows the location of the thirteen municipalities studied and provides a sample of their initiatives and accomplishments.