What is the provincial energy efficiency scorecard?
A national low-carbon transition requires a tripling of energy efficiency from current levels. Energy savings will be largely driven by the provinces and territories, because they have jurisdiction over the most relevant policy areas, such as public utility regulation and building energy codes.
Canada’s first Provincial Energy Efficiency Policy Scorecard benchmarks progress, promotes healthy competition, and shares best practices. The scorecard assesses efficiency policies and performance in energy efficiency programs, enabling measures, buildings, transportation and industry.
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Energy Efficiency At-A-Glance
The Federal Role
Who are we?
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.
What is energy efficiency?
Energy efficiency is about using less energy to achieve the same, or better, energy services. We want the services of warmth, light, mobility, and productivity and it doesn’t make sense to pay the economic and environmental costs of wasting energy to provide these services.
Why should you care?
Energy efficiency is a resource just like natural gas, oil, and wind turbines, and it is one of the lowest cost and most abundant energy resources in Canada. An International Energy Agency study shows that efficiency could service 40% of Canada’s energy needs in 2050.
Efficiency is affordable. It typically costs 3 cents to save a kilowatt-hour of electricity, which is much lower than energy generation. Energy savings put more money in Canadian pocketbooks, and reduce business costs.
Energy efficiency is a big part of Canada’s economy. A study by ECO Canada found that 436,000 workers were directly employed in energy efficiency in 2018, which is more than the oil and gas and telecommunications sectors. By implementing the efficiency policies in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, we will create 118,000 annual jobs between now and 2030.