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Canada recognized as “world leader in energy efficiency” in IEA report

October 18, 2013 - Canada’s minister of natural resources, Joe Oliver, said he is pleased the International Energy Agency “has once again recognized Canada as a world leader in energy efficiency”.


October 18, 2013
By Anthony Capkun

“The IEA’s Energy Efficiency Market Report 2013 ranks Canada second, along with the United Kingdom, for its rate of energy efficiency improvement between 1990 and 2010. It also highlights Canada’s successful energy efficiency programs, which provide consumers with greater market choices and help industry reduce costs and improve the bottom line,” said Oliver.

According to Oliver, the report notes “Economy-wide efficiency improvements between 1990 and 2010 resulted in over CAD$32 billion of avoided energy expenditure in 2010, and saved an amount of energy equivalent to the total Canadian electricity production in 2010”. The report also states that “despite a steady growth in energy consumption, Canada’s energy efficiency has improved by 25.3% since 1990”.

“Canada has invested substantially in energy efficiency initiatives, including minimum standards for over 40 products; regulations to improve fuel efficiency for passenger automobiles, light trucks and heavy-duty vehicles and engines; and more stringent energy codes for buildings,” added Oliver.

He added the government will continue these efforts “by working closely with our partners to further improve energy efficiency standards”.

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