Energy Efficiency
Reducing and conserving existing energy resources

News Briefs

  • H2O Innovation subsidiary lands new deals in US +

    H2O Innovation Inc.’s operation and maintenance (O&M) services subsidiary Utility Partners LLC (UP) has renewed two contracts and extended the Read More
  • EDC offers new green bond +

    Export Development Canada’s (EDC) latest green bond has been priced. Set at $500 million with a 1.8 fixed rate, the Read More
  • Capital Power moving ahead with New Frontier Wind +

    After Capital Power Corp. inked an agreement to sell 87% of the electricity generated from the yet to be constructed Read More
  • General Fusion takes new step towards reactor design +

    Vancouver’s General Fusion has hired two industry veterans to help lead the company through the development of a proof-of-concept fusion Read More
  • Federal, Ontario governments take big step in reducing diesel reliance in FN communities +

    The $60 million in federal funding to connect the Pikangikum First Nation to Ontario’s electricity grid is a major step Read More
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Stock Market

A new report from the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) says that Ontario local distribution companies (LDCs or electric utilities) have to change the way they engage the Millennial audience, or efforts to reduce energy consumption conservation could ineffective.

Galata Chemicals, a producer and marketer of additives for the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and associated industries, received a more than $82,000 cheque from Alectra Utilities (formerly PowerStream) for reducing its electricity consumption by 28% at its Bradford ON plant.

Canada’s largest cable TV providers have joined two set-top box manufacturers in signing a voluntary agreement that would see improved energy efficiency requirements in cable TV boxes. Bell Canada, Cogeco Communications Inc., Rogers Communications, Shaw Communications Inc., Videotron, ARRIS and EchoStar Technologies signed the deal.

Many clean technologies require some sort of government support whether through direct subsidies or grants or regulations to create markets. That’s not always the case with energy efficiency. Ottawa’s Thermal Energy International Inc. is demonstrating that a compelling return on investment combined with strong market fundamentals are enough to win customers.

The saying goes that if you can’t measure it, you can’t reduce it. This is true for greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. A Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) conference in Ottawa on November 7 delved into energy efficiency policies, processes and standards required to ensure energy consumption reduction plans work and are profitable for companies.