Feds consulting on 15th amendment to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulation
March 6, 2017 - The federal government says it is reaching out to Canadians for their views on plans to update minimum energy performance standards for products such as furnaces, water heaters, vending machines and ceiling fans.
By Anthony Capkun
On March 4, 2017, a Notice of Intent was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, outlining the fed’s proposed updates to 17 product categories under the Energy Efficiency Regulations.
Also, new and updated standards proposed for six heating products would help implement the action plan on energy efficiency standards that was agreed to by federal, provincial and territorial governments at the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in August 2016.
Consultations with industry, non-governmental organizations, the public and other stakeholders will be undertaken, and input received will be considered as the regulations are drafted, say the feds.
This 15th amendment to Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations is the third of four amendments that will deliver on the Canada–U.S. commitment to align and further improve energy efficiency standards by 2020, and is part of a series of updates expected over the next few years that will improve energy efficiency across Canada.