Efficiency Canada has long emphasized the need for a national low-income energy efficiency strategy.
The federal government is working on creating a Clean Electricity Regulation that will result in net zero electricity across Canada by 2035. Many in the industry are looking at how they would accomplish this goal including the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) who recently modelled the cost of achieving deep emission reductions in a province with some of the highest electricity emissions in the country.
The 2022 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard is out. Produced by our colleagues at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, it assesses the policies and performance of the world’s top 25 energy consuming countries. In this blog, we dig into the results, and discuss what we can learn to improve energy efficiency in Canada.
The federal government released its 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan, which lays out actions to guide Canada towards a national goal of 40-45% GHG emission below 2005 levels by 2030. Energy efficiency features prominently throughout.
The federal government has a clear mandate to accelerate GHG reductions and create a net-zero emissions future. To do that, we need to retrofit almost every building in Canada to be highly energy efficient and to use zero-carbon energy sources.
The Prime Minister of Canada released the “mandate letters” to federal Ministers. Here are energy efficiency highlights from the letters, with some added context.