CEA Supports New ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiatives

OTTAWA - - Investment of $78 million to encourage energy efficiency is a positive development for Canadians who want the means to effectively manage their electricity use.

The Canadian Electricity Association CEA and its members welcome todayʼs announcement by The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, that the Government of Canada will maintain its momentum in supporting improved energy use in Canada through additional funding for the ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiatives Program.

“Programs that incent the construction of more efficient homes and improve the energy performance of buildings and electricity-using products result in cumulative and lasting energy and operating cost savings for Canadians,” said CEA President and CEO Pierre Guimond. “Giving energy efficiency a greater role in ensuring a sustainable, secure energy future and providing industry with measures to improve competitiveness by reducing energy overhead and input cost is sound energy and economic policy.

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CEA member companies have been successfully delivering energy efficiency programming for decades and have pioneered the introduction of energy saving products and programs. They welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with governments, regulators and customers to help Canadians better manage their electricity consumption, and consequently their bills.



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