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The Feds invest 78 million in job creation through energy efficiency and clean energy technology


September 7, 2011
By Anthony Capkun

September 7, 2011 – Joe Oliver, Canada’s minister of natural resources, announced the Government of Canada is investing $78 million over the next two years through ecoEnergy Efficiency initiatives to create jobs in the energy sector, “and save Canadian homeowners money while improving energy efficiency”. Today’s announcement will also improve energy efficiency in buildings, industries, vehicles and consumer appliances, added Oliver.

“Canadians gave our government a strong mandate to complete our economic recovery and focus on continued job growth,” said Oliver. “Support for energy efficiency is an effective way to both create high-quality jobs for Canadians and save homeowners money.”

The next phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan promotes job creation through investments in energy efficiency and clean energy technology. The ecoEnergy Efficiency initiatives will help improve energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and save money for Canadians and Canadian businesses, says the government.

The ecoEnergy Efficiency initiatives will implement additional standards, regulations and other cost-effective measures to help Canadians use energy more efficiently. New labelling, benchmarking, training and information-sharing tools will help Canadians improve energy performance in all sectors of the economy.

These initiatives will achieve a number of objectives, such as establishing a more stringent National Energy Code for Buildings with provinces and territories, the implementation of new energy management system standards for industrial facilities and upgrade new home energy rating systems to adapt the latest technologies.