Every Joule Counts for Ontario

THE Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Canada, released Volume Two of the 2016/2017 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, "Every Joule Counts: Ontario’s Energy Use and Conservation Year in Review".

The report reveals that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario’s future. Conservation of electricity and natural gas remain the most cost-effective sources of energy in Ontario.

Energy use per capita in Ontario has fallen 7% since 2007, with energy use per Canadian dollar of gross domestic product (GDP) falling by 15%, with the province's population and GDP growing steadily over the same period.

Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Environment and Climate Change Minister, also announced that up to $100 million is being made available to municipalities over 2017-18 to support energy conservation & renewable energy retrofits in municipal infrastructure.

The ECO’s annual energy conservation progress reports provide the only comprehensive public review of energy use and conservation in the province.

Read the full report  - Photo: Toronto, Capital of Ontario, by John Vetterli - originally posted to Flickr as Skyline, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Friday 18th August 2017

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