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How to spark energy innovation in Canada without new money

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

The upcoming national energy innovation roundtables pose an exciting opportunity and a challenge for anyone working in the energy sector. We have to be smart and thrifty – truly innovative — because Natural Resources Canada has been clear that any ideas coming from these brainstorms must be executed with existing resources. As a co-chair of the energy efficiency roundtable in Montreal on December 4, I know my energy efficiency colleagues can take on the innovation challenge with the budget constraint caveat. Why? Because energy efficiency has already proven it is making a difference around the world.