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Ontario to invest in energy conservation measures

Buildings Energy Efficiency/Conservation

The Ontario government is concentrating on developing conservation measures to reduce its energy needs rather than building new generating stations. In releasing a report "Conservation First: A Renewed Vision for Energy Conservation in...

The Ontario government is concentrating on developing conservation measures to reduce its energy needs rather than building new generating stations. In releasing a report “Conservation First: A Renewed Vision for Energy Conservation in Ontario,” the government said it would invest in conservation measures first “whenever it is cost-effective to do so.”

The province says it will be seeking input from the public, First Nations, utilities and others on ways to develop a new Conservation and Demand Management framework, and that the feedback from those discussions will in turn be used to develop a new Long Term Energy Plan.

Energy conservation programs over the last eight years have saved the Ontario government more than $4 billion by pre-empting the need to build new generating plants.

To read the July 16 report, click here.

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