P.E.I. ranked seventh in Canada’s first-ever Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
The recently released scorecard was compiled by the Carleton University-based energy efficiency advocacy organization Efficiency Canada.
“Imagine thinking of all that energy waste from our homes, businesses and industry as a ‘resource’, just like natural gas, oil or wind turbines,” says Corey Diamond, executive director of Efficiency Canada.
“Now imagine harvesting that ‘resource’ in every community across Canada, creating jobs and meeting our climate change commitments.”
Diamond adds the launch of the Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard tracks progress across the country, creating a friendly competition amongst the provinces to encourage reaching the potential that energy efficiency has to offer.
The Canadian scorecard measures policy progress on energy efficiency programs, enabling policies, buildings, transportation and industry.
“Efficiency P.E.I. has made the most significant investments in low-income energy efficiency programs in the country and has plans to ramp up savings across the economy in the future,” says Dr. Brendan Haley, the study’s lead author and the policy director at Efficiency Canada.
“The province could leapfrog over other provinces if it follows through on building energy codes, and energy saving program targets.”
Haley says achieving these goals is an opportunity to create local jobs.