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Doing more with less energy goes a long way

Doing more with less energy goes a long way

A blog by David Suzuki.  In September, a water main near the Vancouver Art Gallery blew, jetting water and rocks into the sky. The water waste was impossible to ignore, but easy to fix. What about waste that isn't visible, like energy seeping from homes and buildings?...

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HRAI Chapter hears energy efficiency message

HRAI Chapter hears energy efficiency message

On Tuesday, October 29th the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) chapter of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute (HRAI) hosted Corey Diamond, executive director of Efficiency Canada, at its regular dinner meeting. Efficiency Canada is full-fledged advocacy...

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UCP Scraps Energy Efficiency Alberta programs

UCP Scraps Energy Efficiency Alberta programs

The provincial government has scrapped a series of carbon tax-funded Alberta programs that helped businesses and homeowners retrofit their properties and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.       Last Friday, Energy Efficiency Alberta, the provincial...

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Muskrat Falls: Rate mitigation options and impacts

Newfoundland and Labrador Board of Commissioners of Public UtilitiesPublic Utilities Board Rate Mitigation ReviewP.O. Box 21040St. John’s, NLA1A 5B2rmreview@pub.nl.ca October 25, 2019 Re: Rate mitigation options and impacts relating to the Muskrat Falls project costs...

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Environment Could Be Big Winner of Canada Election

Environment Could Be Big Winner of Canada Election

Canada’s latest parliamentary election is a big win for energy efficiency and the environment.   About two-thirds of voters backed political parties in favor of a carbon tax and other environmental measures, making it easier for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s...

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New parliament urged to adopt climate investment plan

New parliament urged to adopt climate investment plan

With the world facing a climate emergency, a business-backed “clean capitalism” group is urging Canada to go on a war footing with a massive investment plan that would drive economy-wide innovation and energy efficiency and dramatically reduce greenhouse gas...

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Conservation House: Energy Efficiency Trailblazer

Conservation House: Energy Efficiency Trailblazer

The Saskatchewan Conservation House was a trail blazer. That’s the feeling of the Executive Director of Efficiency Canada. Corey Diamond says the house built by the Saskatchewan Research Council during the energy crisis in 1977 set the standard for the future. The...

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$850 million in economic growth in Alberta

$850 million in economic growth in Alberta

The government agency charged with making Alberta more energy efficient has injected $850 million of economic growth into the province since it began in 2017, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 5.7 million tonnes. In its 2018-19 annual report quietly posted...

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CaGBC announces 2019 green building award winners

CaGBC announces 2019 green building award winners

Green building projects and developers that demonstrated industry leadership were honoured at the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) Leadership Awards Gala Dinner. The 2019 Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards recognizes individuals who have made...

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