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March 30, 2017
Spring moves EE agenda forward in Canada
Federal budget spurs economic and environmental opportunities to meet climate goals   

CEEA welcomes the federal government's budget 2017, as it further confirms this government's support for a clean energy future. The budget will provide strong support to meeting the 2030 climate change goals that the current and previous governments have committed to. Furthermore, it will help build the skilled workforce that will be required to transition to a cleaner energy future, and position Canada in the increasingly competitive global landscape for clean and efficient energy solutions.

"CEEA sees great economic and environmental opportunity in this budget. The federal government is walking the talk by backing its policy goals with dollars. We appreciate the commitment, and look forward to working together as it implements these critical initiatives," said CEEA CEO Elizabeth ... MORE   
Why millennials matter when it comes to energy efficiency

A new CEEA/IESO study examines the attitudes of millennials and how energy efficiency program design can be more effective for this important cohort.

On April 19 we will release Engaging Millennials, a research study we
Energy efficiency programs need research on how to reach millennials. Photo: photosforclass.com
conducted for IESO on how to motivate millennials to support Ontario's Conservation First Framework. But before those results are unveiled at CEEA's Business Forum & Luncheon I thought it would be useful to look at why we thought the work needed to be done.

CEEA has already conducted surveys analyzing the attitudes towards energy efficiency of Canadian individuals generally, and of businesses. As our population ages and demographics shift it has become essential to look forward and revisit the ambitious goals we're facing, particularly in Ontario. .....MORE 
EE News
CEEA & MEMBER UPDATES
Has energy efficiency trumped?:  Find out where the industry stands at
ASE's Kateri Callagan is CEEA's keynote speaker..
CEEA's Business Forum & Luncheon on April 19 in Toronto with keynote speaker
Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy will weigh in on the latest, not so positive news, from  the U.S. We have a great line-up, including: how the Toronto Green Standard will affect new construction with RDH's Steve Kemp, and the City of Toronto's Lisa King; and a look at how climate change has affected policies with the Ontario Government with Alex Wood from the Climate Change Directorate. GET TICKETS NOW

Three new CEEA members: We are pleased to announce a range of companies and institutions recently joined us - energy efficiency consultant
CLEAResult, CREE Canada, a manufacturer of LED lighting, and Seneca College.

CEEA signs gender diversity accord for electricity industry:
  Electricity Human Resources Canada launched a leadership accord to increase the representation of women as skilled workers in the electricity and renewable energy sector. Other signatories include OPG, Alectra Inc. and Hydro Ottawa.

Energy efficiency financing tools for the Canadian context: TAF reports on the financing tools available to government to accelerate energy efficiency, including that there is an abundance of capital but the financing mechanisms to mobilize funds for energy efficiency projects are underdeveloped. The report was done with Dunsky Energy Consulting.

Constructing our future with low-carbon buildings: CEEA's Elizabeth McDonald, NAIMA's Jay Nordenstrom, Pembina's Karen Tam Wu and TAF's Julia Langer collaborated on this article for Policy Options discussing how building improvements are the low-hanging fruit for policy makers to cut carbon pollution.

BOMA Canada to lead National High-Performance Building Challenge: NRCan has selected the association to develop and administer the challenge to encourage net-zero energy performance in buildings.

PROGRAMS & FINANCING

Albertans can sign up for EE programs: As of April the province will be booking in-home installations for people who have signed up for programs to help cut the electricity bills. The chair of Energy Efficiency Alberta says the average participating homeowner will save about $112 per year through the new programs. The agency also has a newly appointed CEO, Monica Curtis, and new website.

Manitoba creates new agency for promoting energy conservation: Efficiency Manitoba is now a reality, in an effort to control spending, conservation will no longer be part of Manitoba Hydro.

Ontario cutting electricity bills by 25 per cent: In response to complaints from voters the province will be restructuring the system to address inequalities for residential customers.

PEI releases 10 year energy plan: The plan calls for 2 per cent of annual electricity requirements to be met through energy efficiency. At the same time Efficiency PEI says 8 to 9-thousand eligible islanders are not taking advantage of energy saving programs.

COURSES/EVENTS
CIET Canada's Certified RETScreen Expert:  The three- day course starts May 16 in Toronto.

CIPMM national workshop: The Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management workshop is June 6-7 in Ottawa.

EnerQuality's ENERGY STAR for New Homes Training: Part 1: Advanced Building Science in Ottawa, May 2-3; and in Waterloo May 16-17. Followed by Part 2: 2017 Standard on May 3 and May 17.

AQME's ENERGIA: Association québécoise pour la maîtrise de l'énergie, May 31 at Le Crystal, Ville Saint-Laurent.

Ontario Cap and Trade Forum: CEEA is supporting the forum which will be held in Toronto, April 26-27. Organized by Canadian Clean Energy Conferences, CEEA members can receive a 20% discount by using code CEEA20 when registering.

EE Global Forum: Join outstanding energy efficiency influencers at the tenth annual Alliance to Save Energy EE Global Forum May 8-9 in Washington, D.C.

Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum: Presented by Simon Fraser University Centre May 17 - 19 in Vancouver. CEEA members receive a 15% discount by using the code renewable cities-partner-2017. 
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