Renewables in Remote Communities

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Renewables in Remote communities

The Pembina Institute’s Renewables in Remote Communities program seeks to support remote and Indigenous communities in their pursuit of energy sovereignty and independence. Through the program, we conduct research, offer solutions and assist communities in their transition off diesel and toward clean and renewable energy systems. 

With a focus on climate and energy policies, electricity regulation and diesel reduction, we offer a range of resources and information to communities and policymakers addressing diesel fuel challenges in remote and Indigenous communities. From policy research and workshops to conferences and network-building, we aim to support Indigenous-led and community-based efforts to create a clean and sustainable energy future.

What we do

community supportCommunity and educational support

We collaborate with and support Indigenous energy leaders and communities through the development and distribution of tools and resources focused on climate and energy policy.

policy analysisPolicy analysis, research and resources

Our research aims to highlight opportunities for the improvement and advancement of Indigenous leadership and ownership in the remote community clean energy transition.


network buildingNetwork-building and knowledge exchange

Working alongside community representatives, Indigenous energy leaders and the energy sector, we build relationships in the pursuit of community-owned clean energy. 

Fair and Inclusive RatesAdvocate for Fair and Inclusive Rates (FAIR)

We work collaboratively with Indigenous groups, utilities, governments and the private sector to reform policy, remove regulatory barriers and spur investment in Indigenous-led renewable energy projects. 

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