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Kateri’s crystal ball mixes good news with bad for energy efficiency under Trump

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

What does the future hold when Congress doesn’t have an appetite to cut EE, but a president wants to ditch Energy Star? It was refreshing to hear – “Trump is one man and one man only. There are a lot of other things in play and I believe he is getable on these issues.” That . . .

Why millennials matter when it comes to energy efficiency

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

A new CEEA/IESO study examines the attitudes of millennials and how energy efficiency program design can be more effective for this important demographic cohort. On April 19 we will release Engaging Millennials, a research study we conducted for IESO on how to motivate millennials to support Ontario’s Conservation First Framework. But before those results are . . .

Federal procurement policy changes that will impact your businesses

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Climate change may be the hot topic, but procurement policies directly affect a company’s bottom line With the signing of the Paris Agreement and the introduction of carbon pricing to Canada a lot of CEEA’s work over the past year has targeted NRCan and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. But there is . . .

What does President Trump mean for fighting climate change?

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

A Canadian perspective on how the new administration may and may not shake things up It is now time to address the elephant in the room: how will the new U.S. government affect the progress we’ve been making on energy efficiency and its role in combating climate change? Of course on Friday we received a . . .

Political engagement and consultations put energy efficiency on the national agenda

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

With climate change goals being taken seriously, CEEA is poised to lead the way for energy efficiency policy After conducting over 30 meetings in Ottawa at CEEA’s Day on the Hill event in November, the future looks positive for energy efficiency at the national level, especially after the signing of the framework on climate change.. . . .

Public policy must take advantage of energy efficiency’s untapped potential

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

New IEA report outlines the state of the industry and a call to action What were the three biggest takeaways from October’s IEA report on energy efficiency? First, climate change policy without energy efficiency will not work. Secondly, energy efficiency has enormous untapped potential. And lastly, public policy as a driver of efficiency improvements is . . .

How can the feds catch up with the provinces to meet climate change goals?

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Joint collaboration among organizations and energy efficiency play a critical role. Energy efficiency and climate change are officially on the agenda in Ottawa. What were the signs? For the first time ever CEEA was invited to the Energy and Mines Ministers Conference in August. No doubt this is all part of the federal government’ process . . .

Canada’s plans for dealing with climate change and energy efficiency must be nuanced

Monday, June 27th, 2016

The realities of Canada’s Arctic regions must be considered when determining a climate strategy that allows for economic opportunities. After spending four days in the Northwest Territories at a conference hosted by the Arctic Energy Alliance I’ve realized more than ever that taking a totally anti-resource development stance when it comes to economic development could . . .

The Leading Edge—Energy Smart Show’s “2016 Premier” Energy Efficiency Showcase

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Put yourself in front of an estimated 15,000 environmentally-conscience and economically-driven potential customers, at the “2016 Premier” Energy Smart Show, taking place at the International Centre, in Toronto, on November 4 and 5, 2016. The Energy Smart Show is Canada’s first energy efficiency-dedicated consumer expo, custom-designed specifically for clean energy and energy efficiency product and . . .

Global and local collaboration on energy efficiency are long-term trends

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Meetings from Ottawa to Washington point to the urgent need for collaboration to create resilient communities and fight climate change Spring is the time for regeneration and we have been busy absorbing some of the latest trends on energy efficiency. Among the keywords and themes being used at high level meetings I’ve been privileged to . . .