by Brittany Tofinchio Palmer
Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) have a major impact on both the economy and the environment. Homes and buildings are one of the major contributors to GHG emissions and accounted for 22% of Canada’s national GHG emissions in 2013. When consumers make choices in regard to energy efficiency, they often face trade barriers that prevent them from making the optimal choice. The Energy Efficiency Act 2009 provides the authority to make regulations on energy using products and energy efficiency standards. Canada proposed draft 2016 Regulations on Energy Efficiency on April 21, 2016. The objectives of the proposed Regulations, include:
To meet the above objectives, the proposed Regulations include the following requirements:
The draft 2016 Regulations on Energy Efficiency are open for comment until July 14, 2016.