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EE Jobs
Energy Manager
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
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FortisBC
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April 20, 2016
An EE lunch and launch
Infrastructure is on the menu for CEEA Luncheon 2016   

CEEA members and non-members are invited to participate in a Q & A over lunch with The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and
Communities, on May 9 in Ottawa. Shortly after the federal election mandate letters were sent to cabinet ministers to set goals going forward. Of interest to the energy efficiency industry is the objective set out for infrastructure: to start rebuilding Canada for the 21st century with significant new investments in public transit, green infrastructure, and social infrastructure. We look forward to hearing Minister Sohi expand on the department's ideas in his keynote address. We will also be recognizing the contribution Phil Jago has made to the sector as Director of Buildings at NRCan's Office of Energy Efficiency. Phil is retiring on May 27 and this will be a great opportunity to honour him for his considerable contribution.    

Individual tickets:  Members $200 / Non-members $275
Corporate Tables: Members $1,500 / Non-members $2000
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Home energy labelling will motivate Canadians to conserve   

When buying a home consumers know what the mortgage will be, what the taxes are, why not the energy costs? Our coalition hopes to change that.

In an age of abundant information, consumers value transparency. Conflicting sales prices, late flights and poor service are all exposed online for everyone to
CEEA is part of The Home Energy Transparency Coalition which aims to make Ontario live up to its promise of mandatory home energy labelling for resale homes, allowing consumers to see energy costs.
see. But right now buyers of resale homes are out of luck when it comes to knowing the total cost of the biggest purchase of their lives.

Mortgage and taxes are clear, but buyers are left in the dark on energy costs. Back in 2009, the Ontario government promised to introduce mandatory home
energy labelling with the Green Energy and Economy Act, but it hasn't happened yet. With the growing importance of climate change - giving tools to home owners is even more important. That's why CEEA has joined the Home Energy Transparency Coalition.  We want to make home energy labelling happen using Canada's own energy rating system, and we're beginning with a campaign in Ontario. Our aim is to have Ontario lead the country by getting the province to move on this important initiative...MORE
EE News
CEEA & MEMBER UPDATES 
New CEEA member: We're pleased to welcome Toronto-based Sustainable Buildings Canada. The not-for-profit provides education, training, research, and
program services to utilities, governments, and agencies.

Nova Scotia offers mercury disposal: Efficiency Nova Scotia now has drop off locations for mercury-containing products like CFLs and thermostats.

PROGRAMS & FINANCING

Energy Efficiency Alberta is launched: The provincial budget has allotted $645 million over five years to the new agency, but the programs are still taking shape. No doubt Albertans should be happy since 80 per cent support energy efficiency according to a poll by the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance.
 
Lloyds Bank offers energy efficiency loans: The UK bank has set aside 1bn for cut-rate loans to property owners to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.

POLICY
Canada
Office of Energy Efficiency renewed: The federal budget has set aside funds to give the OEE another five-year term. It was mentioned under the section
"Supporting Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Development".

Alberta budget outlines carbon tax plan: The new tax comes into effect Jan. 1, 2017 which increase the cost of driving and heating homes.

Ontario to regulate home inspectors: The government plans to introduce legislation to regulate home inspectors this year, which is something CEEA would like for energy auditors.

International
EU tries to stop fraudulent EE claims from appliance makers: The EU is closing loopholes allowing home appliance manufacturers to make misleading claims on energy performance, however lightbulbs have been excluded.

CLIMATE CHANGE

The intricacies of (economic) decoupling!: A must read in The New York Times by Coral Davenport on how cutting CO2 emissions does not have to lead to lower economic growth.
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