Climate change

Southern Lakes Climate Change Research

For the past several years, Yukon Energy has worked with the Northern Climate ExChange of the Yukon Research Centre to gather information about how climate change could affect hydro generation at the Whitehorse dam. Monitoring stations at the Llewellyn Glacier, and the Fantail and Wheaton Rivers has allowed researchers to record information such as air temperature, precipitation (both rain and snow) and solar radiation. This research is critical to Yukon Energy in terms of helping us plan for climate change and the implications on our ability to generate hydro power at our Whitehorse facilities.

Reducing GHGs

Yukon Energy, in cooperation with the City of Whitehorse, sponsors Bike to Work Week each spring. It's an initiative aimed at encouraging people to park their vehicles and bike to work or school. In 2016, almost 200 people took part, biking almost 6,200 kilometres and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,000 kilograms.