Comments on Proposed Amendments to the 2016 Energy Efficiency Regulations

December 8th 2018: Efficiency Canada and The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) were invited to submit comment on the proposed amendments to update the Energy Efficiency Regulations.

 

Key points:

We commend the Government of Canada’s renewed efforts to improve and expand the minimum energy performance standards (MEPs), testing standards, and reporting requirements to improve the energy 2 efficiency of nine residential and commercial product categories, two of which are not currently regulated federally (clean water pumps and miscellaneous refrigeration products).

Along with the previous Amendments, we understand that this initiative reduces regulatory differences while supporting cross-border trade and investment, and, ultimately, reduces costs for citizens, business and economies. In a broader context, these energy efficiency standards are fundamental to meeting the objectives established in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

  • Minimum energy performance standards are one of the most cost-effective tools the
    Government can use to support significant GHG emissions reductions.
  • Consumers save money by purchasing higher efficiency product models that have lower costs over their lifetime.
  • For businesses, regulated equipment saves money that can lead to increased productivity and competitiveness.
  • Energy efficiency improvements also provide non-energy benefits such as improved home comfort, indoor air quality, and reduced noise from higher performance products.

 

Read our submission for more details.

 
Authors:

Corey Diamond
Executive Director for Efficiency Canada

Cassia Moraes Correa
Policy Analyst for Efficiency Canada

Bryan Purcell
Director of Policy & Programs for the Atmospheric Fund

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