Climate Action and Energy

As a mountain town, Whistler is committed to taking action on climate change. Our community well being and economic prosperity have a special dependence on stable snow and weather patterns.  

We live in an era of climate responsibility; climate change is a certainty, as is human responsibility for it. Reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the most significant actions we can take as a community to take responsibility for our part in solving the climate crisis.

Energy Planning and Initiatives in Whistler

Temperatures in Whistler and the surrounding area are projected to increase by three degress in the next 50 years.

Whistler was one of the first communities in BC to develop a community energy and emission plan, setting ambitious GHG emissions reductions targets. The RMOW is now in the process of updating the community energy and climate action plan. More than thirty leaders from across the community are working together with RMOW planning staff to develop a long term mitigation and adaptation strategy. This planning is informed by community-specific research provided by the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium.

Energy Initiatives in Whistler

Energy Performance in Whistler

The RMOW has been committed to measuring the community’s energy and GHG emission footprint since 2000. The current community data set has more than 14 years of performance insights, trends and detailed estimates.

Energy Performance at the RMOW

Energy Saving Tips

Learn about steps that homeowners and businesses in Whistler can do to reduce their energy consumption and GHG emissions.

Energy Saving Tips


Ted Battiston
Manager of Special Projects