Press Room

Efficiency Canada is the national voice for an energy efficient economy. We envision a future where Canada uses energy efficiency to its fullest potential.

For media inquiries, send us an email and we will connect you with an energy efficiency expert. 

Efficiency Canada has subject matter experts on staff who are available on short notice to comment on the following subjects and more:

⚡ Energy efficiency in Canada
⚡ Energy poverty
⚡ Building codes and standards
⚡ Benchmarking Canadian provincial energy efficiency programs
⚡ Clean heat
⚡ Workforce development and meaningful careers in energy efficiency

In addition to our staff, Efficiency Canada has Regional Champions and Energy Trailblazers who can be made available for interviews.

Energy efficiency in Canada

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Corey Diamond

Executive Director

Corey has more than two decades of experience leading social change organizations focused on engaging people to take action on critical environmental and social issues. Corey was previously the COO and Partner of global consulting firm, Realized Worth. Corey also spent 10 years helping to lead Summerhill, a national firm focused on engaging the public on energy efficiency behaviours.

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Brendan Haley

Sr. Director of Policy Strategy

Brendan helped launch Efficiency Canada, where he now guides research and policy advocacy efforts. He brings a proven record in energy policy entrepreneurship and thought leadership. Brendan has a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University where his research used political economy and systems of innovation frameworks to understand the role of traditional natural resource sectors in Canada’s low-carbon transition.

Energy poverty

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Abhilash Kantamneni

Director of Action Research

Abhi has a decade of experience helping communities across US and Canada use clean and efficient energy to achieve local priorities including improving housing, increasing ‘good jobs’ and reducing poverty. Currently he is completing his PhD in Geography at the University of Guelph researching the governance of building #EnergyRetrofits in Canada.

Building codes and standards

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Brendan Haley

Sr. Director of Policy Strategy

Brendan helped launch Efficiency Canada, where he now guides research and policy advocacy efforts. He brings a proven record in energy policy entrepreneurship and thought leadership. Brendan has a PhD in Public Policy from Carleton University where his research used political economy and systems of innovation frameworks to understand the role of traditional natural resource sectors in Canada’s low-carbon transition.

Benchmarking Canadian provincial energy efficiency programs

Alyssa Nippard
James Gaede

Director of Research

For the past 10 years, James has conducted research on energy and environmental politics and public opinion in Canada through a variety of capacities, including two postdoctoral fellowships, research associate positions at York University, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, and as an independent consultant. 

Alyssa Nippard
Alyssa Nippard

Research Associate

Alyssa is a Research Associate at Efficiency Canada and is passionate about sustainability. Prior to her academic and professional pursuits, Alyssa was on a path of self-driven research aimed at implementing solutions to lessen her environmental impact. As a member of the Policy Team, she employs this same curiosity in examining energy efficiency efforts across provinces.

Clean heat

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Sarah Riddell

Policy Research Associate, Clean Heat

Sarah is the Policy Research Associate, Clean Heat at Efficiency Canada. Prior to joining Efficiency Canada, she worked in commercial energy management, working to decarbonize federal buildings in British Columbia and the Yukon. Sarah has a BSc. in Agricultural and Environmental Economics from McGill University.

Workforce development and meaningful careers in energy efficiency

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Natasha Daniel

Workforce Development Program Manager

Natasha Daniel is a storyteller who believes in amplifying voices seldom heard. Whether through her corporate and non-profit endeavours, she has learned that the capacity to sway public opinion comes down to one thing: a captivating story. As a writer, Natasha has been featured on VICE, CBC, as well as contributed to publications such as Elle Magazine.

Efficiency Canada in the news

Energy-efficiency programs leave renters behind. But a tenants bill of rights could help

National Observer | June 23, 2023

On Friday, Efficiency Canada released a paper that digs into that inequity and makes policy suggestions on how Canada could lead the way by marrying rental protections with energy-efficiency programs.

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Op-Ed: The path to clean electricity must include energy efficiency

National Observer | April 13, 2023

According to a recent report, Canadian provinces lag behind leading American states when it comes to saving electricity through energy efficiency programs.

How Carleton University and Efficiency Canada are fighting to save the planet, one building at a time

Ottawa Business Journal | July 5, 2022

One of Efficiency Canada’s key priorities is advocating that Canada retrofits all buildings to Net Zero (meaning the building produces as much energy as it consumes) within the next 25 years, a monumental task.

Canadian energy efficiency compares poorly to leading US states

Energi Media | June 7, 2022

Markham Hislop interviews Alyssa Nippard and Brendan Haley of Efficiency Canada. They discuss Efficiency Canada’s latest report, which benchmarks Canadian province and American state energy efficiency program.

Why addressing energy poverty is a climate solution

What on Earth with Laura Lynch | April 24, 2022

Producer Kristin Nelson sets out to find out how Canada can bring low-income households along in the transition to net zero.

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To reach net-zero, experts say we must address energy poverty

Toronto Star | April 6, 2022

One in five Canadians lives in energy poverty…Despite the numbers, federal support for energy poverty is lacking, said Abhilash Kantamneni, a research associate at Efficiency Canada.

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