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Yukon spends


$
0000,000,000.00

a year on fuels from outside

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How can we build the local economy in a responsible, clean way and create more good jobs for Yukoners?


BUILDING
THE ECONOMY

CAN WE PLUG A $200-MILLION LEAK?

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RESPECTING
THE ENVIRONMENT

REDUCING OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT 

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FUELING
OUR NEEDS 

THE STATUS QUO COSTS US JOBS 

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GREEN
TRANSITION

CLEANER FUEL ALTERNATIVES

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A ROADMAP TO THE FUTURE

Championed by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, this project is a vital step forward. Many Yukoners have been asking for an informed conversation on the fuels that drive our economy. This is the start of it. We hope you will join our dialogue.


STUDY

Every quality conversation starts with a base of facts to fill out the picture. Fueling Yukon's Economy has been seeking out material on the energy issues facing Yukon today and we want to equip fellow residents to be part of the solution.

DISCUSS

Starting with the May 2016 workshop in Whitehorse, we are inviting the residents of our territory to share their views on how best we can bridge the gaps in Yukon's energy. Moving forward, the sharing of each major finding will be a central priority.

UNIFY

The FuelingYukon.ca website is for residents with a broad range of values, meant to answer questions about how we meet our energy needs. We hope to facilitate meaningful conversations between Yukoners, both on- and off-line. 

ADVISE

As the project works to educate and engage with the public, the Yukon Chamber of Commerce shall develop a policy platform to ensure that governments are supplied with the information needed to make informed, evidence-based decisions.

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    VIGOROUS RESPONSE SIGNALS FUELS PROJECT IS RELEVANT

    It was pointed out to the Yukon Chamber of Commerce that our response to the recent Yukon News editorial by the Yukon Conservation Society seemed to suggest that we were focused on responding to its author, rather than conveying that it was the response of the organization.  This was not our intent, and we apologize for any suggestion that this was the case.  We are correcting our response to address this valid comment, below, and will learn from this input. We strongly value the engagement of the Yukon Conservation Society, and other organizations participating in this important discussion, and believe that there are areas of common interest for us to engage, and move forward to identify solutions to this critical issue.
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    Fueling Yukon’s Economy - Workshop Report

    To get the Fueling Yukon’s Economy conversation started, the Chamber held an introductory workshop in Whitehorse on May 25th, 2016. The workshop was opened to members of the Chamber of Commerce, the Yukon Conservation Society, Yukon Political Parties and related government officials. 
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    Yukoners want more efficient energy

    A 2014 poll of Yukon residents found that 94% of Yukoners tried to conserve energy whenever possible. 71% said they followed issues, developments, and current events in the energy industry regularly. Those responses are significantly higher than the Canadian average. 
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    CO2 emission needs to slow, but our growth can't

    Environmental consciousness has been sweeping the nation, and Canadians, for the most part, are increasingly concerned about climate change and the effects of uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions. This has triggered an important conversation across Canada about how we can meet our energy needs while still reducing predicted global temperature and sea-level increases. 
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    First Nations businesses leading voices for economic growth and opportunity

    First Nations communities in Yukon want reliable economic growth, job creation, and assurance that their cultures can continue to thrive. Those are the goals that First Nations development corporations are working hard to fulfill.
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    A bright future isn't possible without energy solutions.

    Reliable, affordable electricity, dependable heating, and efficient energy for transporting people and products allows an economy to thrive. Prosperity has massive impacts on the lives of residents, and more than anything, Yukoners deserve well-paying jobs, educational opportunities, and an improved quality of life, particularly those in small communities that don’t want to be forced to leave for a lack of prospects.
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    Where our fuels come from

    While the issue of revenue leakage through imported fuels has resonated for years in Yukon, it took a thoughtful research paper to put it back on the agenda in Fall 2015.
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    Finding a common base of understanding

    How can we build the local economy in a responsible, clean way and create more good jobs for Yukoners?

    Fuels are vital for life here. When responsibly extracted and carefully regulated, these fuels drive both our daily lives and the way forward into a brighter future.

    For Yukoners across our territory, this is clear every day, in the fuels that power our cars, heat our homes, and light our streets. Gasoline, diesel, heating oil, aviation fuels and natural gas all keep Yukon’s economy moving. Fueling Yukon’s economy means that people, products, and ideas can move freely throughout the territory, the rest of Canada, and world markets.

    Championed by the Yukon Chamber of Commerce, this project is a vital step forward. Many Yukoners have been asking for an informed conversation on the fuels that drive our economy. This is the start of it. We hope you will join our dialogue.

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