Canada and New England Together on Energy Efficiency
A conference held yesterday, in the U.S. State of Massachusetts with the New England Governors and five Eastern Canadian Premiers, outlined a series of key agreements to boost the regions energy efficiency.
Governor Debal Patrick said:
“As the region that started the Industrial Revolution, the Northeast can also be the region that leads the world in a clean energy revolution.
“By coming together to announce aggressive regional energy efficiency goals and ramping up renewable energy, we will grow clean energy jobs, enhance our energy security, and improve the air we breathe.”
The Governors and Premiers agreed to have a goal in place for the region to reduce energy use in buildings by at least 20 percent by 2020 and adopt the highest energy efficiency building codes to promote energy savings.
Additionally, it was agreed to examine implementation of a regional low carbon fuel standard – a market based, technology-neutral policy to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels.
Picture by Makaristos (Open License)
Wednesday 14th July 2010