Energy efficiency should be the first item on Canada’s energy agenda.
Canada is about to spend billions on new oil sands projects, pipelines, nuclear and fossil-fuel power stations, hydroelectric dams, solar projects, and wind farms. But as we prepare to generate more energy, it makes sense to save energy first.
We need to get serious about energy efficiency.
The global economy is struggling and governments want to create jobs. This is a huge opportunity for Canadian governments to help Canadian families save energy. Making our homes more energy-efficient creates jobs in all communities. For details, see our Five-Part Home Energy Action Plan.
We urgently need to send a clear message to decision makers that it’s time for Canada to save energy first.