In this election, all political parties have energy efficiency-related policy commitments and we have compiled platform commitments from the four major national parties
Retrofitting our buildings at the scale and performance required to confront climate change calls for market re-shaping innovations. This report defines a climate retrofit mission for Canada and proposes a way to organize the public sector to achieve it.
If Canada were to delay appliance energy standards, it would result in higher emissions and higher energy costs. By using Energy Star as a benchmark, we can be aligned – but ahead – of the US and be better prepared to align with the even higher standards likely to come.
The federal government released an ambitious budget this week. The signature item is national childcare, a policy that should enable more women, who shoulder the majority of childcare burdens in Canada, to enter or re-enter the energy efficiency workforce.
What follows is a run-down of some of the budget highlights related to energy efficiency and remaining questions and policy gaps.
The federal government released an updated climate plan, aiming to set Canada on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and to exceed the Paris agreement 2030 targets. Here is what it means for energy efficiency.