Efficacité énergétique Canada réagit: « L’efficacité énergétique et un bon usage des revenus de la tarification du carbone. »

Corey Diamond

Corey Diamond

Executive Director, Efficiency Canada

Ottawa – Efficiency Canada’s Executive Director made the following statements in reaction to the federal government’s announcement on carbon pricing:

 

“We are pleased to see the potential for some of the carbon pricing proceeds used to support energy savings in municipalities, universities, schools and colleges, hospitals, non-profits, and indigenous communities. We urge the federal government to support these sectors through well-designed energy efficiency initiatives.”

“Energy efficiency is an essential service in a low-carbon economy. Helping our buildings cut their energy waste cushions against unexpected costs, and frees up dollars to invest in social services and human resources.” 

“Using some of the carbon price revenue for energy saving programs helps avoid boom-bust funding cycles. We know that when programs get abruptly cancelled, this leads to the loss of program delivery capabilities and breaks customer and investor confidence.” 

“Each dollar invested in energy efficiency generates seven dollars of GDP, and energy efficiency can deliver 25% of the reductions required for Canada to meet its 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target. We need energy efficiency and carbon pricing to work together to reduce emissions and ensure energy affordability.”

 

Corey Diamond is executive director at Efficiency Canada.

 

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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