News release

Mississauga awarded for focus on cleaner economies

Environment | October 3, 2023

The City of Mississauga is proud of its supporting role in receiving Canada’s CLEAN50 Top Project Award, presented annually to organizations finding solutions for cleaner economies.

The award was presented to the newly formed Centre for Community Energy Transformation (CCET), an organization assisting residents and businesses in the move towards more sustainable energy sources and energy conservation across Brampton, Town of Caledon and Mississauga.

“I am very proud of our team playing an important part in the creation of CCET. While the group is still relatively new, to be recognized with the CLEAN50 Top Project Award says much about the potential this organization has to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions  and make all areas of our community more energy efficient — in homes, businesses or industry,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner of Community Services.

Since 2021, partner municipalities (Brampton, Caledon, Mississauga and Peel Region) have committed funding and support for CCET to advance its mandate, working collaboratively to scale up local climate action.

CCET’s initial focus will be to collaborate with its municipal partners on:

  1. Advancing deep home energy retrofits
  2. District energy adoption
  3. Spurring institutional, commercial and Industry energy efficiency
  4. Community engagement and outreach

CCET will continue to work with partners to advance these four areas of focus, ultimately helping residents, businesses, and industry save money, lower their carbon footprint and reduce their impact on the environment.

“Partnerships with organizations like CCET are critical in helping us, together with our municipal partners, amplify our climate change initiatives, support our residents and businesses, and present a single voice and central repository of information about how they can work to minimize their impact on the environment and advance our journey to achieve net zero,” said Dianne Zimmerman, Manager of Environment.

The City’s Climate Change Action Plan aims to decrease Mississauga’s greenhouse gas emissions and prepare the community for climate change impacts, such as increased flooding, ice storms and heat waves. The plan has two main goals: reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 per cent by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050. The second goal is to increase the City’s resilience and capacity to withstand and respond to current and future climate events.

Read more about the City’s climate change initiatives to reach its goals and targets.

For more information about CCET’s vision, goals and other partners, please visit the CCET website.

For more information about CLEAN50, please visit the CLEAN50 website.

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