This is a landmark study that demonstrates why energy efficiency can be Canada’s “first fuel”. The energy we save could account for more than 40% of Canada’s energy needs by 2050 if we start prioritizing new policies that improve energy efficiency today.
The top guideline in the plan recognizes “energy efficiency as a priority energy source”. This post reviews some energy efficiency highlights in the plan and the next regulatory approval stages.
A new energy efficient economy is being created in Alberta, tapping into the province’s entrepreneurial spirit. Alberta is ahead of the game on providing efficiency services to meet climate policy objectives. The true value of the efficiency resource is perhaps just starting to be realized.
Now is the time to build on the momentum driven by utilities, governments, agencies, consultants and NGOs, who have been working tirelessly to engage Canadians on the critical issue of how we use energy. Our goal is to make energy efficiency – through an economic lens – top of mind for policy makers. To do that, we aim to make the complex, simple; the story, compelling; the stakeholders, heroes; the mundane, exciting.