B.C. ranks first in Canada for energy efficiency

MICHELLE Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, on Tuesday said it was great to see British Columbia recognized for its leadership and innovation in energy efficiency after Efficiency Canada released its Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard (www.scorecard.efficiencycanada.org/ ).

Mungall said: “This shows we are on the right track with our government’s CleanBC plan to boost the economy, create good jobs for people and make life more affordable.”

She noted: “British Columbia’s top rank in the Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard is the direct result of our innovative BC Energy Step Code for buildings and ambitious natural gas saving targets, as well as significant success in supporting the shift to electric vehicles.

“With our CleanBC plan, British Columbia is the leader in Canada for clean energy and climate action. Going forward, Efficiency Canada’s scorecard will help us measure the positive impacts of the actions we are taking to increase energy efficiency in buildings, transportation and industry as we continue working toward a cleaner, stronger province.”