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A Handbook on Energy Conservation Programs In Ontario

By  Ying Quan, Research and Project Assistant, Energy Exchange In 2016, the Ontario government released a 5-year Climate Change Action Plan which identifies a broad range of measures to help the province reduce its greenhouse gas emissions and transition to a low-carbon economy.  The plan includes a variety of energy-related programs and projects in eight …

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Let’s Talk Climate Action: Energy Exchange Submission to the Government of Canada

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″] Energy Exchange Submission to support the development of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. While identifying pathways to a low-carbon economy there is a critical aspect of engaging and educating Canadians on how this energy transition will affect their lives and businesses. An important part of our programming …

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A Culture of Conservation: Ontario’s Ongoing Progress

By Neisha Smith, Research and Project Assistant, Energy Exchange On May 31st, 2016, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, released the Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. This report addresses Ontario’s current reliance on fossil fuels and hopes to inform improved energy efficiency policy in the province. Read the Report Have you ever thought of …

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What is Time-of-Use Pricing and Why Is it Important?

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Home Improvement Leads in collaboration with Energy Exchange A large portion of the population is away from home during typical work and school hours—and that’s why less energy is consumed in most homes throughout much of the day. During the mornings and evenings, however, the demand for energy grows. This is when the majority of us …

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Fair Enough: Understanding Community Trust and Confidence as it Relates to Energy Projects

By Ying Quan, Research and Project Assistant, Energy Exchange A Summary of Recent Research completed by the University of Ottawa’s Positive Energy Initiative and the Canada West Foundation Recently, a preliminary research report by the University of Ottawa and the Canada West Foundation—entitled “Fair Enough: Assessing Community Confidence in Energy Authorities”—was released. This research is …

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Real Reconciliation: Advancing Indigenous – Business Clean Energy Relationships

By Steven Pacifico & Chris Henderson THE Truth and Reconciliation Commission made a loud and clear call for a new era of people-centered and respect-based relationships between Indigenous Communities and Canada.  The Commission and its recommendations, was a watershed moment for our country. Can Canadian society “walk the talk” and embrace Real Reconciliation; especially in resource …

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Top 5: Takeaways from GLOBE 2016

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]Opinion By Steven Pacifico, Director, Energy Exchange[/vc_column_text][mk_padding_divider size=”40″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]IN MARCH, I had the pleasure of attending the GLOBE 2016 Conference in Vancouver, Canada. This was the third GLOBE conference I have attended and I believe it was one of the best! I’ve been a sustainability practitioner for over …

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