June 2008 – Volume 2, Issue 6
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price of fuels continues to rise and the challenge of providing enough
clean power to Ontario residents continues to be an issue. In the
interest of phasing out the province’s remaining coal generation, the
development of a new nuclear facility at Darlington was announced
earlier this month. In addition, a new “super ministry” was created,
with George Smitherman taking responsibility for both energy and
infrastructure under that banner. Because infrastructure – transmission
lines – is one of the most pressing issues Ontario currently faces, the
combined portfolio appears to make abundant sense. We will see how it
plays out over the coming year.
expertise will make a huge difference in meeting conservation goals in
Ontario and across the country. This issue of the Energy Management
newsletter offers some updates on energy management initiatives and
certifications at work in your community.
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ENEX08 Fast Approaching!
The editors and publishers of Energy Management, Green Business and PEM Plant Engineering and Maintenance
magazines and Canada's largest manufacturing consortium, Excellence in
Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) have joined forces to create Canada's
leading energy management & efficiency conference and exhibition.
Energy Excellence 2008 will take place September 23 and 24, 2008.
Full story: ENEX08…
Ontario government supports ''lean training'' with $500,000 funding
provincial government is helping Ontario manufacturers become more
efficient and increase their competitiveness in the global economy with
funding for ''lean training.'' The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium will use the $500,000 in government funding to hold more than 90 "lean training" sessions for companies across Ontario.
Full story: EMC…
Smart Grid Forum recruits 11 senior electricity execs
prominent members of Ontario's electricity sector have agreed to serve
on Ontario's Smart Grid Forum. Building on the investment in smart
meters that is already underway, this broad-based industry dialogue
aims to develop a vision for a provincial smart grid that will provide
consumers with more efficient, responsive and cost-effective
Full story: Smart Grid Forum…
Green Building Summit Demonstrates Growth of Industry
than 1,000 attendees were on hand earlier this month for the Canada
Green Building Council's (CaGBC) inaugural summit, entitled Shifting
Into the Mainstream. It appeared clear from the speakers and attendees
that green building is now becoming much more mainstream. And with the
first pilot projects for the new LEED Canada system reporting at the
event, feedback was very positive about how the future landscape should
Full story: Summit…
Energy excellence certification – a new management tool
you an energy management expert? A new energy excellence certification
demands that organizations maintain their conservation efforts. Does
your organization have what it takes?
Full story: Certification…
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Extech Instruments, a subsidiary of FLIR Systems, Inc., launched
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meters, tachometers, thermometers, and over 300 other precision
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