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November 6, 2013
How to spark energy innovation in Canada without new money

McDonald to co-chair energy efficiency roundtable
The upcoming national energy innovation roundtables pose an exciting opportunity and a challenge for anyone working in the energy sector. We have to be smart and thrifty - truly innovative -- because Natural Resources Canada has been clear that any ideas coming from these brainstorms must be executed with existing resources. As a co-chair of the energy efficiency roundtable in Montreal on December 4, I know my energy efficiency colleagues can take on the innovation challenge with the budget constraint caveat.  Why?  More

Advocacy Day on Parliament Hill is two weeks away! 
Meetings with key decision-makers including ADMs at at Natural Resources Canada, Environment Canada and Public Works have been set up for CEEA members and sponsors. We also have a national media panel with John Ivison from the National Post, Paul Vieira from the Wall Street Journal. Join Us!

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Quebec is offering energy efficiency tax credits
Designed to stimulate investment by individuals and businesses, incentives include the EcoRenov tax credit. That credit offers 20 per cent for eco-friendly renovations costing between $2,500 and $60,000, to a maximum credit of $10,000. Full bulletin

B.C. lands carbon-pricing deal with California, Oregon & Washington state
B.C.'s revenue neutral 2008 carbon tax has been adapted by its West Coast American counterparts, helping fuel the green economy. To help reduce GHG emissions the province currently charges different per litre rates for different fuels, the money collected goes towards reducing other taxes GHG. For more read B.C.'s carbon tax overview.   

Canada recognized as world leader in energy efficiency by IEA
This is big. Canada was ranked second, along with the UK, for its rate of energy efficiency improvement from 1990 to 2010, Germany came in first. Details were released in the International Energy Agency's first Energy Efficiency Markets Report.

Ontario launches energy apps contest for developers
Ontario is challenging software developers to build new apps to help Ontarians conserve electricity and save money. The apps are to use electricity data collected by smart meters. The winner will walk away with a $50,000 prize. Contest closes January 7, 2014.

How Denmark turned an efficiency obligation into opportunity
This is a great read that shows how utilities embraced change and why the Denmark approach has become a model for the EU.

Energy efficiency needs a 'foot in the door' of home renovation market
A UK report finds one in 10 homeowners do improvements for efficiency alone, while those who want to combine amenity and energy efficiency are three times as common.
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