The Community Energy Initiative (formerly Community Energy Plan - CEP) is Guelph's commitment to use and manage energy differently. Guelph's goals under the plan are to:
- Use less energy in 25 years than they do today;
- Consume less energy per capita than comparable Canadian cities;
- Produce less greenhouse gas per capita than the current global average.
As part of this Initiative, the city aims to "meet its growing transport requirements while reducing the transport energy use by 25% using sensitive urban design, effective alternative transport options, and encouraging vehicle efficiencies."