Canada Takes Action to Improve Energy Efficiency

JOE Oliver, the Canadian Minister of Natural Resources, announced yesterday additional funding for the ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiatives, improving energy efficiency through building codes and industrial practices amongst others.

The additional funding amounts to $117 million over three years.
“This investment demonstrates our continuing commitment to advance clean energy technologies and makes Canada a world leader in energy efficiency,” said Minister Oliver. “Improving energy efficiency saves energy, creates jobs and increases energy security.”

This new investment is in addition to an initial $78-million investment announced by Minister Oliver last September, bringing the five-year total for the initiatives to $195 million.

“The decision to provide time-limited funding  demonstrates prudent management by our Government to ensure that we can return to balanced budgets during this time of fiscal constraint,” said Minister Oliver.

Picture of Ottawa by Vince Along reproduced under CCL.

Monday 30th January 2012

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