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.