Efficiency Canada joins new global alliance
The international coalition seeks to accelerate energy-efficiency efforts.
By Peter Saunders
“We are proud to join the alliance to increase the scale and speed of EE,” says Corey Diamond, the Canadian group’s executive director. “It’s time to get more aggressive.”
The announcement came as the Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) convened stakeholders from around the world in June for the 12th annual EE Global Forum in Washington, D.C. Members of the EE Global Alliance (EEGA) include government, corporate and non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders, sharing a goal of implementing EE solutions commensurate with the urgency of climate change.
“Countries like ours need to work collaboratively with partners like ASE, along with industry leaders, other NGOs and international organizations, to create meaningful and lasting change,” says Joyce Henry, Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) director general for the office of EE. “Saving energy is the most affordable way to cut pollution and make our industries more cost-effective.”
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has found EE can account for more than 40% of the carbon reductions required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, but only if significant policy efforts and investments are undertaken.