MANITOBA PLACES FIRST IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY RANKING
Science, Technology, Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau today welcomed a new national report card from the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) which gives Manitoba and Manitoba Hydro the highest ranking in the country for their commitment to energy efficiency.
The CEEA gave Manitoba an A-plus in its seventh national report card on energy efficiency, an increase from the province's previous CEEA top ranking of A achieved in 2006 and up from the C?minus grade of 2001. Manitoba's A-plus ranking was the highest in the country, tied with British Columbia.
"Manitoba continues to work to improve energy efficiency and we are pleased to be recognized by the CEEA for our efforts," said Rondeau. "Our Green Building Policy for government-funded projects is highlighted in the report card and is one of many initiatives that we are proud of. We recently announced our climate change action plan that will continue to increase energy efficiency for years to come. Manitobans know that by investing now in new technology we can save money and save fossil fuels."
The minister also noted that there is a new Manitoba Hydro Power Smart initiative that doubles the rebate for high-energy gas furnaces and enhances the lower-income energy-efficiency program. He will be discussing Manitoba's initiatives at the upcoming Time for Action: Tackling Energy Poverty in Canada Through Energy Efficiency conference in Toronto at the end of September.
The CEEA is a non-profit organization charged with promoting energy efficiency in Canada.
Source: Government of Manitoba
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