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Celebrating Canada’s champions for an energy efficient recovery

Across Canada; from coast to coast and in the arctic; municipally, provincially, federally and internationally; from NGOs to coalitions to trade allies, diverse voices are demanding a clean and resilient economic recovery.

Alberta cuts successful job-creation engine in the midst of recession

Dissolving Energy Efficiency Alberta is a “missed opportunity” to create local jobs and save Albertans money, says Efficiency Canada executive director Corey Diamond

Canada’s economic recovery could be a boon for women in the energy efficiency sector, if we play our cards right

We must make energy efficiency workplaces inclusive, create opportunities, and expand the promotion of women in energy efficiency, so that others can see role-models, encouraging more women to join

Celebrating Canada’s champions for an energy efficient recovery

Celebrating Canada’s champions for an energy efficient recovery

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Across Canada; from coast to coast and in the arctic; municipally, provincially, federally and internationally; from NGOs to coalitions to...
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Alberta cuts successful job-creation engine in the midst of recession

Alberta cuts successful job-creation engine in the midst of recession

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Dissolving Energy Efficiency Alberta is a “missed opportunity” to create local jobs and save Albertans money, says Efficiency Canada executive...
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Canada’s economic recovery could be a boon for women in the energy efficiency sector, if we play our cards right

Canada’s economic recovery could be a boon for women in the energy efficiency sector, if we play our cards right

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We must make energy efficiency workplaces inclusive, create opportunities, and expand the promotion of women in energy efficiency, so that...
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The Agenda: Economic Stimulus with Renewable Energy?

The Agenda: Economic Stimulus with Renewable Energy?

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Brendan Haley joins a panel on The Agenda with Steve Paikin to discuss our once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in a...
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Global News Toronto: Energy efficiency and a clean economic recovery

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An energy efficient economic recovery in three steps

An energy efficient economic recovery in three steps

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We can build a more energy efficient economy after the COVID-19 crisis ends. Work can start now — existing programs...
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Energy efficiency programs are “shovel-ready”

Energy efficiency programs are “shovel-ready”

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New benchmarking data shows Canadian jurisdictions could catch up to leading American states in energy efficiency
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How today’s economic recovery policies can bake-in tomorrow’s energy efficient buildings

How today’s economic recovery policies can bake-in tomorrow’s energy efficient buildings

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Canada’s 2020 national Model Codes, scheduled to be released in the fall of this year, are an ideal vehicle for...
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A resilient recovery: an open letter from Canada’s clean energy sector

A resilient recovery: an open letter from Canada’s clean energy sector

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As the conversation in Canada shifts from immediate relief to economic recovery, new questions will arise: what does recovery look...
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Energy efficiency’s role in Canada’s economic recovery

Energy efficiency’s role in Canada’s economic recovery

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Canada is facing a major public health crisis and that needs to be everyone’s priority right now. This includes physical...
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How can we work on energy efficiency while physical distancing?

How can we work on energy efficiency while physical distancing?

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COVID-19 is a health crisis that needs to be everyone’s priority right now. Those who work on energy efficiency might...
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Checking in: Federal economic response plan, our top tips for remote work, online training opportunities, and more.

Checking in: Federal economic response plan, our top tips for remote work, online training opportunities, and more.

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During these truly unique times, your health and well-being is the number one priority. Please take care of yourself and...
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Remote work tips from Efficiency Canada

Remote work tips from Efficiency Canada

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From staying connected, to sharing an office with kids and pets, here is how we work together from afar
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What you need to know about the new building codes

What you need to know about the new building codes

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Building codes impact a significant proportion of energy use in buildings and, as such, they are the quickest, cheapest and...
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2019: A Year in Review

2019: A Year in Review

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2019 has been a great year for energy efficiency in Canada! Join us in celebrating a year of accomplishments in...
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CBC News: Energy efficiency is key to climate action, but which provinces are leading the way?

CBC News: Energy efficiency is key to climate action, but which provinces are leading the way?

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Given the sector's potential, Haley fully admitted that Efficiency Canada put out the scorecard with an eye to "trying to...
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Red Deer Advocate: Alberta ranks sixth in Canada in energy efficiency

Red Deer Advocate: Alberta ranks sixth in Canada in energy efficiency

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Alberta went from zero to sixth place in all of Canada in energy savings.
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New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal: New Brunswick among biggest energy wasters

New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal: New Brunswick among biggest energy wasters

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New Brunswick has scored near the bottom of a new national scorecard on energy efficiency, thanks to what the authors...
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Darpan Magazine: Canada’s First Energy Efficiency Scorecard Gives Top Marks To British Columbia

Darpan Magazine: Canada’s First Energy Efficiency Scorecard Gives Top Marks To British Columbia

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Policy director Brendan Haley says the top rank is largely due to B.C.'s green building code, ambitious natural gas savings...
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CTV News: B.C. given top marks by advocacy group for energy efficiency

CTV News: B.C. given top marks by advocacy group for energy efficiency

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Efficiency Canada, based at Carleton University, gave the province first place in its first-ever provincial scorecard. But it says there's...
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B.C. Local News: B.C. gets top marks in national energy efficiency report card

B.C. Local News: B.C. gets top marks in national energy efficiency report card

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B.C. earned 56 points out of 100 for its efforts, including the Energy Step Code program, which gives incentives to...
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Sing Tao Daily: 能源政策效率排行榜 卑诗夺魁安省仅第三

Sing Tao Daily: 能源政策效率排行榜 卑诗夺魁安省仅第三

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有组织公布首个加国各省能源政策效率排行榜,卑诗省因实施多项节能政策而位居榜首,魁省的交通设施优良而排第二名,安省本来可以位列更高位置,但因为取消电动车充电计划等能源政策,只能屈居第三。
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Plumbing and HVAC magazine: Provinces ranked by energy efficiency

Plumbing and HVAC magazine: Provinces ranked by energy efficiency

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“Imagine thinking of all that energy waste from our homes, businesses and industry as a resource, just like natural gas,...
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Hamilton Spectator: Ontario needs to focus on energy bills not rates, advises new energy efficiency report

Hamilton Spectator: Ontario needs to focus on energy bills not rates, advises new energy efficiency report

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Ontario would have ranked higher if the provincial government did not cancel electric vehicle charging programs or remove a provision...
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British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources: Minister’s statement on B.C. ranking first in Canada for energy efficiency

British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources: Minister’s statement on B.C. ranking first in Canada for energy efficiency

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Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, has issued the following statement.
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North American Clean Energy: British Columbia Tops Provinces in Canada’s First-Ever Energy Efficiency Scorecard

North American Clean Energy: British Columbia Tops Provinces in Canada’s First-Ever Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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British Columbia earns top marks in the first-ever Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard, developed by the nonprofit Efficiency Canada to...
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Montreal Gazette: Quebec tops for electric cars but lags in energy conservation

Montreal Gazette: Quebec tops for electric cars but lags in energy conservation

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In two categories, the province can do much better, Efficiency Canada's 181-page report found
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Halifax Chronicle Herald: Emma Norton on how Nova Scotia could become even more energy-efficient

Halifax Chronicle Herald: Emma Norton on how Nova Scotia could become even more energy-efficient

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With a climate catastrophe looming, it’s helpful to remember that there are millions of people in the world working on...
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NationTalk: Nova Scotia recognized as a national leader in energy efficiency

NationTalk: Nova Scotia recognized as a national leader in energy efficiency

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Nova Scotia received the highest score in Atlantic Canada for overall energy efficiency and fourth nationally, closely trailing British Columbia,...
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The Indo-Canadian Voice: B.C. ranks first in Canada for energy efficiency

The Indo-Canadian Voice: B.C. ranks first in Canada for energy efficiency

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Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, on Tuesday said it was great to see British Columbia recognized...
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CBC: P.E.I. ranks 7th in Canada when it comes to energy efficiency, study says

CBC: P.E.I. ranks 7th in Canada when it comes to energy efficiency, study says

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P.E.I. is doing well in some areas and poor in others when it comes to energy efficiency, according to a...
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Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard published

Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard published

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Carleton University-based advocacy organization Efficiency Canada releases a report on how Canadian provinces stack up in efforts to save energy
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The Energy Mix: Energy efficiency scorecard shows B.C. leading, but all provinces with room to improve

The Energy Mix: Energy efficiency scorecard shows B.C. leading, but all provinces with room to improve

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British Columbia leads, Saskatchewan along with Newfoundland and Labrador lag, and no province receives a score above 58 points on...
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Calgary’s Business: Alberta, Saskatchewan lag in energy efficiency ratings

Calgary’s Business: Alberta, Saskatchewan lag in energy efficiency ratings

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The report said energy efficiency — the energy saved with efficient and “smart” buildings, technologies and appliances — is increasingly...
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Electrical Line Magazine: British Columbia ranks first in Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Electrical Line Magazine: British Columbia ranks first in Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

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British Columbia nabbed first place in Canada's first-ever Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard, released in November — alongside a Canada-wide database...
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Doing more with less energy goes a long way

Doing more with less energy goes a long way

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HRAI Chapter hears energy efficiency message

HRAI Chapter hears energy efficiency message

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UCP Scraps Energy Efficiency Alberta programs

UCP Scraps Energy Efficiency Alberta programs

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Environment Could Be Big Winner of Canada Election

Environment Could Be Big Winner of Canada Election

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New parliament urged to adopt climate investment plan

New parliament urged to adopt climate investment plan

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Conservation House: Energy Efficiency Trailblazer

Conservation House: Energy Efficiency Trailblazer

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Energy Efficiency Trend Featured in Winnipeg Skyline

Energy Efficiency Trend Featured in Winnipeg Skyline

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P.E.I. Program Success for Businesses & Consumers

P.E.I. Program Success for Businesses & Consumers

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Nova Scotia Energy Efficiency Businesses Are Thriving

Nova Scotia Energy Efficiency Businesses Are Thriving

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Canadians celebrate EE Day 2019

Canadians celebrate EE Day 2019

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Quebec Moves to Strengthen Energy Independence

Quebec Moves to Strengthen Energy Independence

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Ontario EE Companies Leading on World Stage

Ontario EE Companies Leading on World Stage

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BC Step Code Spurring New Market Worth $3.3B

BC Step Code Spurring New Market Worth $3.3B

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New Opportunities: From Pink Slip to Pink Insulation

New Opportunities: From Pink Slip to Pink Insulation

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Towards Net-Zero: A Building Code Meeting for the History Books

Towards Net-Zero: A Building Code Meeting for the History Books

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Proposed changes to Canada’s Building codes will lay the foundation for Canada’s Net Zero Energy Ready model code, which is...
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$850 million in economic growth in Alberta

$850 million in economic growth in Alberta

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CaGBC announces 2019 green building award winners

CaGBC announces 2019 green building award winners

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Opinion: Energy efficiency makes sense and doesn’t need a carbon tax

Opinion: Energy efficiency makes sense and doesn’t need a carbon tax

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You can find thousands of Albertans working in energy efficiency if you look in the right places. They work in...
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New Canadian Association Builds Energy Efficiency’s Profile, Beginning with the Industry Itself

New Canadian Association Builds Energy Efficiency’s Profile, Beginning with the Industry Itself

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Data collection and artificial intelligence key topics at MCAC innovation conference

Data collection and artificial intelligence key topics at MCAC innovation conference

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Spotlight on the actors in the Canadian energy efficiency sector – Quebec

Spotlight on the actors in the Canadian energy efficiency sector – Quebec

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Efficiency Canada campaign aims to put spotlight on ‘invisible’ energy efficiency sector

Efficiency Canada campaign aims to put spotlight on ‘invisible’ energy efficiency sector

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James Glave: Inside British Columbia’s “Revolutionary” Building Energy Code

James Glave: Inside British Columbia’s “Revolutionary” Building Energy Code

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The BC Energy Step Code is steadily transforming the province’s communities to reach net-zero energy-ready performance. A forthcoming report unpacks...
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Alliance Launches Global Efficiency Coalition

Alliance Launches Global Efficiency Coalition

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Efficiency Canada launches national campaign

Efficiency Canada launches national campaign

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Comments on Federal Carbon Pricing Announcement

Comments on Federal Carbon Pricing Announcement

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UCP steps back from scrapping NDP’s Energy Efficiency Alberta; will look at programs ‘with an open mind’

UCP steps back from scrapping NDP’s Energy Efficiency Alberta; will look at programs ‘with an open mind’

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Energy Efficiency as a Job Creation Powerhouse 

Energy Efficiency as a Job Creation Powerhouse 

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Energy efficiency sector nearing major breakthrough, MCAC members told

Energy efficiency sector nearing major breakthrough, MCAC members told

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While the sector is the fastest-growing part of the energy industry in Canada, it’s diverse and scattered. But if Canadians...
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Lowest Cost Fuel Source: Make EE a Core Part of Alberta’s Economy

Lowest Cost Fuel Source: Make EE a Core Part of Alberta’s Economy

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Ontario Breaks Promise to Support Conservation

Ontario Breaks Promise to Support Conservation

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Today, the Ontario government released its annual budget. One thing that might be missed is that the government has failed...
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Ontario Slashes Energy Efficiency Programs, Delays Promise to Cut Hydro Rates

Ontario Slashes Energy Efficiency Programs, Delays Promise to Cut Hydro Rates

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Ontario reroutes electricity conservation and demand management (CDM) program delivery

Ontario reroutes electricity conservation and demand management (CDM) program delivery

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Jobs foreseen from energy efficiency spending

Jobs foreseen from energy efficiency spending

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Reaction to Energy Efficiency Cuts in ON

Reaction to Energy Efficiency Cuts in ON

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Efficiency Canada Reacts to Budget 2019

Efficiency Canada Reacts to Budget 2019

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Ramp up efficiency – a Letter to the Editor

Ramp up efficiency – a Letter to the Editor

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Energy Efficiency Conferences 2019

Energy Efficiency Conferences 2019

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The following are conferences taking place in 2019 all over North America – as well as a list of training...
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Energy Efficiency in Canada: 2018, A Year in Review

Energy Efficiency in Canada: 2018, A Year in Review

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CleanBC Plan. Energy efficiency is key to “making life better”

CleanBC Plan. Energy efficiency is key to “making life better”

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Energy Efficiency in Ontario’s New Environment Plan

Energy Efficiency in Ontario’s New Environment Plan

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On November 29th the new government of Ontario released a new environment plan. It discusses issues such as land conservation...
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Federal Economic Statement: EE measures

Federal Economic Statement: EE measures

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Carleton launches Efficiency Canada

Carleton launches Efficiency Canada

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Mobilize Energy Efficiency Financing, Push Skills Development, Efficiency Canada Urges MP’s

Mobilize Energy Efficiency Financing, Push Skills Development, Efficiency Canada Urges MP’s

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“A Smart Use of Carbon Price Revenue”

“A Smart Use of Carbon Price Revenue”

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Why the Ford Government Needs Energy Efficiency

Why the Ford Government Needs Energy Efficiency

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Ontario takes step backwards on Home Energy Labelling

Ontario takes step backwards on Home Energy Labelling

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Repeal of Green Energy Act leaves out home energy labelling
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Energy Efficiency can be the Targeted Competitiveness Strategy the Federal Government is Looking for

Energy Efficiency can be the Targeted Competitiveness Strategy the Federal Government is Looking for

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Increasing energy productivity can build a more competitive and resilient economy
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Op-Ed – Why Doug Ford needs an energy efficiency strategy

Op-Ed – Why Doug Ford needs an energy efficiency strategy

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Energy efficiency messaging reset in Ontario

Energy efficiency messaging reset in Ontario

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Study Shows Canada’s Efficiency Resource Potential

Study Shows Canada’s Efficiency Resource Potential

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This landmark study demonstrates why energy efficiency can be Canada’s “first fuel”. The energy we save could account for more...
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Efficiency Recognized as Priority Energy Resource in Energy Transition Québec’s First Master Plan

Efficiency Recognized as Priority Energy Resource in Energy Transition Québec’s First Master Plan

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The top guideline in the plan recognizes “energy efficiency as a priority energy source”. This post reviews some energy efficiency...
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Alberta is emerging as an energy efficiency leader

Alberta is emerging as an energy efficiency leader

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A new energy efficient economy is being created in Alberta, tapping into the province’s entrepreneurial spirit. Alberta is ahead of...
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Nova Scotia must increase energy efficiency to avoid a costly power plant in 5 years

Nova Scotia must increase energy efficiency to avoid a costly power plant in 5 years

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Who is Efficiency Canada?

Who is Efficiency Canada?

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Now is the time to build on the momentum driven by utilities, governments, agencies, consultants and NGOs, who have been...
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