Energy, Mines and Resources

Energy, Mines & Resources

Regional Land Use Planning
Yukon Placer Secretariat website

Yukon Biomass Energy Strategy

The Yukon government is seeking public feedback on a draft Biomass Energy Strategy. The goal of this strategy is to facilitate the development of a biomass energy sector to help heat buildings and homes using wood, Yukon’s primary biomass resource. Yukon residents are encouraged to review the proposed strategy and provide feedback by 4pm on Friday, June 26, 2015.


Off-road vehicle regulation consultation

The Government of Yukon is continuing its off-road vehicle consultation, with a 60-day public review beginning the week of April 20. A discussion document for review and comment will be posted online in the coming days. It is anticipated that the review of the draft regulations will be completed in the fall of this year.


Commercial Energy Incentive Program

This new incentive program directly assists Yukon apartment and condominium owners in retrofitting their buildings to improve energy performance and reduce energy consumption, costs and emissions. A second component of the program targets the overall lighting efficiency of commercial and institutional buildings by encouraging building owners to upgrade to energy efficient and long lasting LED lighting systems.

The new program will come into effect on May 1, 2015.


Current News Releases

Ministers to attend 2015 Dawson City Gold Show
May 14, 2015
- The 29th Dawson City International Gold Show kicks off on May 15.

Ministers recognize Mining and Geology Week, pay tribute to industry pioneers
May 7, 2015
- Premier and ministers pay tribute to Yukon Mining and Geology Week.

Yukon Mineral Exploration Program supports 62 projects
May 6, 2015
- Sixty-two projects receive funding to promote and enhance mineral prospecting and exploration.