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Energy efficiency highlights and questions from Budget 2021

Energy efficiency highlights and questions from Budget 2021

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.

Energy efficiency programs can change the energy poverty conversation

Energy efficiency programs can change the energy poverty conversation

Energy poverty is frequently blamed on carbon pricing and renewable energy transitions in the media, while the academic literature presents a more diverse picture that also includes the proliferation of inefficient buildings, rising income inequality and a lack of grid access as contributors

2020 Year in Review

2020 Year in Review

We made a lot of big moves in 2020. Here is to even bigger ones in 2021!

Without compliance, do new building codes matter?

Without compliance, do new building codes matter?

The best time to plan the “how” in compliance, is before the updated codes are in force across Canada. To reap the benefits of tomorrow’s tiered energy codes, we need to start planning and actioning compliance initiatives today.

Canada’s national model building codes delayed until December 2021

Canada’s national model building codes delayed until December 2021

Canada’s national model building codes can now be counted among the public processes across Canada that continue to be affected by COVID-19. Despite the delay, provinces and territories have opportunities to pave the way for building energy code adoption now.

 

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