How Energy efficient is Ontario?

A Canadian energy efficiency scorecard puts B.C. at the top and Nfld. and Labrador at the bottom. Efficiency Canada, an advocacy group based at Carleton University in Ottawa, has released its 2019 Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard that ranks the provinces out of a score of 100.

The Canadian scorecard – similar to the state scorecard released annually by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) – measures policy progress on energy efficiency programs, enabling policies, buildings, transportation, and industry.

This year’s rankings are as follows:

  1. British Columbia
  2. Quebec
  3. Ontario
  4. Nova Scotia
  5. Manitoba
  6. Alberta
  7. Prince Edward Island
  8. New Brunswick
  9. Saskatchewan
  10. Newfoundland and Labrador

“Imagine thinking of all that energy waste from our homes, businesses and industry as a resource, just like natural gas, oil or wind turbines,” said Corey Diamond, Efficiency Canada executive director. “Now imagine harvesting that ‘resource’ in every community across Canada, creating jobs and meeting our climate change commitments. At a time when much of the country is at odds on our energy future, boosting energy efficiency is surely something all Canadians can agree on.”

B.C. leads in building, enabling strategies, and industry, whilst Quebec is the national leader in transportation efficiency, and Nova Scotia topped the results in energy efficiency programs.

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