2020 Year in ReviewWe've made some big moves this year. Here's to even bigger ones in 2021!
November 30, 2020
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This year has proven an old maxim to be true: “May you live in interesting times” isn’t exactly a well-wish.
However, despite the fact that many of us are keen to leave 2020 in the rear view mirror, there are nonetheless quite a few things to celebrate as we wrap up the year.
Here are a few of our highlights:
- After COVID-19 hit, we joined a coalition of clean energy and cleantech groups in calling for a resilient. sustainable, and just economic recovery.
- We followed that up by creating a training hub for Canadians looking to work in energy efficiency, set to expand in 2021. We also started regular #DiscoverEE, #AdvocacEE, and “Becoming” webinars to convene the sector and share knowledge.
- In the summer, the government of Canada set a three percent target for energy efficiency improvement, and we provided expert advice to the national task force recommending a $27.3 investment in building retrofits.
- We released two new reports on building codes: both on compliance, and strengthening the codes process.
- In Autumn, the Speech from the Throne directly highlighted retrofits, and was followed by a Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) announcement of $2 Billion for retrofits: a potentially transformative change.
- We released our Provincial Policy Scorecard and Database just as the federal government tabled Bill C-12: An Act respecting transparency and accountability in Canada’s efforts to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. One of the themes in the report is to make federalism work for energy efficiency and help drive towards a net zero economy.
- Over the year, we arranged over 40 meetings across Canada between constituents who care about EE and their elected representatives.
Check out the infographic below for more of our highlights!