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P.E.I. 7th in Cdn. Provincial Energy Efficiency (Ind. Report)
Efficiency Canada
Date: 2019-12-02
Carleton University-based Efficiency Canada has rated Atlantic Canada's little Prince Edward Island (PEI) -- population 157,000 -- seventh in Canada's first Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard. British Columbia took the top spot.

The Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard tracks progress across the country, creating a friendly competition amongst the provinces to encourage reaching the potential that energy efficiency has to offer. The Canadian scorecard measures policy progress on energy efficiency programs to enable informed policies, buildings, transportation and industry initiatives and programs Canada-wide. (Source: Efficiency Canada, SaltWire, Dec., 2019)Contact: Efficiency Canada, www.scorecard.efficiencycanada.org

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Newfoundland Lagging in Canadian Energy Efficiency (Ind. Report)
Efficiency Canada
Date: 2019-11-27
In its just released provincial energy efficiency scorecard, Efficiency Canada, a new Carleton University headquartered think tank in Ottawa, has ranked Newfoundland and Labrador in 10th place for its lack of policies on everything from promoting electric vehicle use to improving efficient construction codes and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. "There's just a general lack of attention in Newfoundland to implementing efficiency policies relative to other jurisdictions" including British Columbia which came in first.

According to the score card, B.C.'s provincial government is charting progress toward 2032, when all new builds will have to be net-zero energy ready and produce as much clean energy as they consume.

In an effort to address energy efficiency, and by extension climate change, Newfoundland recently expanded its home energy savings program, doubling in the last budget year to $2 million in grants to low income households for insulation, hat pumps and other energy efficiency upgrades. (Source: Efficiency Canada, CBC, 25 Nov., 2019) Contact: Efficiency Canada, Brendan Haley, Policy Director, info@efficiencycanada.org, www.efficiencycanada.org ; Newfoundland Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment, www.mae.gov.nl.ca

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BC Tops Efficiency Canada's Energy Efficiency Scorecard (Ind Report)
Efficiency Canada
Date: 2019-11-22
Canadian energy efficiency advocacy group Efficiency Canada, based at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, reports it has awarded the province of British Columbia the top spot in its first-ever provincial scorecard.

According to Efficiency Canada policy director Brendan Haley, B.C.'s top ranking is largely due to the province's green building code, ambitious natural gas savings and significant progress in vehicle electrification. But it says there's still room for improvement when it comes to electricity savings, an area where B.C. is dropping compared with other provinces. (Source: Efficiency Canada, Canadian Press, 20 Nov., 2019) Contact: Efficiency Canada, www.scorecard.efficiencycanada.org

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