Canadian buildings’ energy efficiency must be improved, says leading Canadian architectural institute.
Community Power posted date: August 25, 2016 | Original article date: August 22, 2016
A number of architecture, energy and environmental stakeholders are calling on the federal government to create a national plan to improve the energy efficiency of Canadian buildings to help the country reduce greenhouse gasses and reach its climate change objectives.
Community Power posted date: August 24, 2016 | Original article date: August 19, 2016
B.C. Premier Christy Clark unveiled a long-awaited plan to tackle climate change after she was accused by critics of letting greenhouse gas emissions rise through years of inaction. But while Clark said her government planned to implement the bulk of recommendations made by a government-appointed review team, she said she will not raise the carbon tax.
Community Power posted date: August 23, 2016 | Original article date: June 9, 2016
The Alberta government has created a panel to advise the Minister Responsible for the Climate Change Office. The Energy Efficiency Advisory Panel will make recommendations on the types of energy savings programs that Energy Efficiency Alberta can start to deliver in the short and medium-term, as well as help set out a long-term vision.
Ontario investing up to $900M in energy retrofits for social housing, private residential apartment buildings.
Community Power posted date: August 22, 2016 | Original article date: May 25, 2016
Ontario is fight against climate change by investing up to $900 million over four years from cap and trade proceeds to support people who rent by retrofitting social housing apartments and providing grants and rebates for residential multi-tenant buildings.