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Energy efficiency sector nearing major breakthrough, MCAC members told

Energy efficiency sector nearing major breakthrough, MCAC members told

While the sector is the fastest-growing part of the energy industry in Canada, it’s diverse and scattered. But if Canadians adopt the right policies, harness private sector financing and co-ordinate action in pursuit of Canada’s Paris climate action commitments, there could be 188,000 jobs created in the sector each year.

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Jobs foreseen from energy efficiency spending

Jobs foreseen from energy efficiency spending

"The 2019 federal budget allocates $950 million to underwrite retrofits and energy-efficient new development in the municipal, not-for-profit, private homeownership and affordable housing sectors. The investment is to be channelled into three streams of the Federation...

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Ramp up efficiency – a Letter to the Editor

Ramp up efficiency – a Letter to the Editor

Efficiency Canada's Policy Director Brendan Haley appears in the Chronicle Herald: "To maintain and grow energy savings, Nova Scotia must diversify beyond traditional technologies like lighting. Luckily, new practices and technologies, such as building automation and...

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Ontario backgrounder

Ontario backgrounder

The Ontario government promised to reduce electricity bills in the recent election campaign by “moving conservation programs to the tax base”. Efficiency Canada's Brendan Haley discusses their election promise, and makes recommendations for the inclusion of energy...

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