Mahone Bay, NS – The Town of Mahone Bay will be installing eight Electric Vehicle Chargers, or EV Chargers, before the end of the year, welcoming Electric Vehicle users to spend time in Mahone Bay and to share in their green energy.
“Electric Vehicles are becoming more common and will continue to increase in popularity,” said Mayor David Devenne. “With the installation of these EV Chargers, Mahone Bay will become a stopping spot for drivers looking for a place to charge their vehicle while enjoying the sights and local amenities.”
Martha Horsman, Town of Mahone Bay Climate and Energy Program Manager, noted that using a charger that draws power from the Mahone Bay Electric Utility provides an incredible opportunity for Electric Vehicle drivers to benefit from Mahone Bay’s green energy, “The Mahone Bay Electric Utility gets 84% of its power from non-emitting sources, which greatly increases the environmental benefits of driving an Electric.”
Funding from the Zero-Emission Vehicle Infrastructure Program, offered through Natural Resources Canada, will cover 50% of the total cost of the budgeted $70,000 for installing the EV chargers in Mahone Bay. The EV Chargers will be installed on Clairmont Street, Main Street, Town Hall, the new Fire Station, the Civic Marina, and the Mahone Bay Centre. Customers can activate the chargers using an RFID card or the FLO mobile app.
Climate and Energy Program Manager
The Town of Mahone Bay is inviting applications for a full-time, Climate and Energy Program Manager on a 2-year term basis.
The Climate and Energy Program Manager provides leadership directing and coordinating implementation of the Town’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Action Plan and associated climate mitigation and adaptation initiatives. The Manager will work closely with Town staff and partner organizations to design, develop, implement, and evaluate climate and energy projects while conducting related community engagement and outreach to assist in achieving municipal and community carbon emissions reduction goals.
The Climate and Energy Program Manager is responsible for implementing and monitoring progress of action items described in the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Action Plan and for developing new strategies for sustainability, clean energy solutions for residents and businesses, and for promoting existing programs.
The Climate and Energy Program Manager will work under the supervision and report to the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer and may occasionally be responsible for direct supervision of interns and volunteers.
Applicants should have at least one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience working in climate and energy related fields (municipal, private company, non-profit, volunteer). Preference will be given to applicants with a university degree in Engineering, Environmental Studies, Sustainability, Urban Planning or an equivalent.
A full job description is available here.
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and three references (at least one professional reference) to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 16th, 2021 (subject line to include Climate and Energy Program Manager in all emails).
Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.
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We are excited to present a Draft Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Action Plan for community engagement and review before the plan returns to Council for approval.
Over the past year, the Town has been collecting data related to greenhouse gas emissions and has worked closely with Town partners to model the Town’s emissions profile and develop preliminary action items and targets to propel the Town towards a carbon neutral future.
We hope that you’ll join us for a Virtual Open House session via zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83302257915 on March 10th, at 7pm for an overview of the Plan followed by time for your questions and comments. This session will be recorded to view at a later date. Additionally, the Draft Plan can be viewed on the Town website: https://www.townofmahonebay.ca/electric-utility.html where comments can also be submitted.
The Climate and Energy Team is turning to the phones to reach out to community members to gauge interest in community projects and gather details about home energy and GHG use. This information will contribute to the Town's green initiatives and help determine a baseline emissions scenario from community use.
If you’d rather complete the survey online, please visit http://bit.ly/ghgsurvey2020
All participating civic addresses with be entered to win a $100 credit on their utility bill. The next draw date will be Friday, July 17th.
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The Town's strategic plan includes a commitment to pursue climate mitigation strategies through the completion of a community emissions baseline and the development of a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction Plan. Our Climate and Energy Outreach Coordinator, Katherine Dorey, is gathering data for the community emissions baseline. Katherine was ready to go and meet you in Town, knock on your door, and even share a cup of coffee to hear what you had to say, but COVID-19 precautions sent her home like the rest of us.