Canada’s New EE Policy Scorecard: First Annual Scorecard, Ranked by Province

Efficiency Canada, a grant-based research organization of Carleton University and its allies, published Canada’s first-ever Provincial Energy Efficiency Policy Scorecard in November, ranking each province on its performance in acquiring energy savings.

The Provincial Scorecard, similar to the annual U.S. ACEEE state-by-state scorecard, assesses efficiency policies and performance in energy efficiency programs, enabling measures, buildings, transportation and industry. Efficiency Canada maintains Canada’s Energy Efficiency Policy Database, the companion database for its energy efficiency policy scorecard, which can be viewed by province/territory, or by policy.

The table below, from the Scorecard, lists strengths and priority areas of potential improvement for each Province.

As shown on the map below, British Columbia ranked at the top of this first Scorecard – due to a combination of the BC Energy Step Code, natural gas savings targets, vehicle electrification initiatives, and industrial energy management systems. Québec led in transportation efficiency and Nova Scotia led in program savings.

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