Efficiency Canada reacts to Federal Government Announcement to use Carbon Pricing Revenues for Energy Efficiency Improvements in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Efficiency Canada Executive Director, Corey Diamond, made the following statements in reaction to the federal government announcement on carbon pricing and energy efficiency programs: 

“Extra support for well-designed small and medium sized business programs will more than offset carbon pricing costs. Efficiency programs can be targeted to those businesses with the highest energy bills, and efficiency delivers other benefits such as increased retail sales, and employee productivity.

“Small businesses and small manufacturers can face significant barriers to saving energy because of limited time, staff resources, and capital. Yet, these businesses can also achieve some of the largest reductions in their energy usage.”

“We are pleased to be invited to the advisory committee on programming for small and medium-sized enterprises and not-for-profit organizations. We will aim to ensure that federal supports follow best practices in program design and that they complement existing programs operated by utilities and provincial governments.”

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For further information:
Lynsey Grosfield, Communications and Media Lead, Efficiency Canada
514-430-5203, lynsey.grosfield@efficiencycanada.org

About Efficiency Canada: Efficiency Canada is the national voice for an energy efficient economy. Our mission is to create a sustainable environment and better life for all ‘Canadians by making our country a global leader in energy efficiency policy, technology, and jobs. We conduct rigorous policy analysis; communicate compelling narratives; and convene and mobilize Canada’s dynamic energy efficiency sector. Efficiency Canada is housed at Carleton University’s Sustainable Energy Research Centre.

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