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Witnesses: Honourable Richard Brown, Maritime Electric Company Ltd., Wind Energy Institute of Canada, Frontier Power Systems Inc., Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Environment Northeast, University of Prince Edward Island, Environmental Coalition of Prince Edward Island
Nov.04, 2010 posted by Energy efficiency adminNovember 4, 2010
Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST)
Shahrzad Rahbar, Vice-Chair
Kenneth Ogilvie, Spokesperson
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Sep.28, 2010 posted by Energy efficiency adminEnergy Efficiency
The most cost effective way to reduce GHGs and pollution is to reduce the consumption of energy. This is why it is considered low hanging fruit; in fact, these fruits may actually be lying on the ground in Canada.
By improving the way we use energy, it is possible to continue to enjoy energy services and save money at the same time. In so doing it eases the environmental burden including reducing emissions that contribute to climate change; it also reduces waste, increases energy security and extends the life of existing energy supplies for future generations.
Improving energy efficiency makes the economy stronger and more productive because it is making more with less so that Canadians are able to spend or invest energy savings on other activities. As the Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce described:
“If we can improve the efficiency of our use of hydrocarbons, we can significantly cut our costs of production and our cost of supplying goods and services in this country, and it gives us a competitive advantage in the process.”
Evidence May 4, 2010
What are some of the barriers preventing energy efficiency investment?
The provinces and territories have the ability to set institutional frameworks for demand-side energy management through public utility boards.
The federal, provincial and territorial governments have programs that improve energy efficiency through: 1) energy efficiency regulations and product standards; 2) incentives and rebates such as retrofit programs; 3) energy literacy programs; 4) R&D funding for energy efficiency technologies.
Mar.18, 2010 posted by Energy efficiency adminThursday, March 18, 2010
Michael Cleland, President and CEO, Canadian Gas Association
Peter Boag, President, Canadian Petroleum Products Institute