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Ontario to invest in energy conservation measures

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...

July 23, 2013   Canadian Consulting Engineer

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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