Government begins consultations on proposed updates to Energy Efficiency Regulations
Ottawa – The federal government is reaching out to Canadians for their views on plans to update minimum energy performance standards for products including furnaces, water heaters, vending machines and ceiling fans.
These proposed improvements are an important part of Canada's plan, working with provinces and territories, to support the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the government said in a news release.
Details on how to submit comments may be found within a Notice of Intent published on March 4, 2017, in the Canada Gazette, Part I, outlining the government's proposed updates to 17 product categories under the Energy Efficiency Regulations. As well, new and updated standards proposed for six heating products would help implement the action plan on energy efficiency standards that was agreed to by federal, provincial and territorial governments at the Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference in August 2016.
The government invites comments from industry, non-governmental organizations, the public and other stakeholders and input received will be considered as the regulations are drafted. This 15th amendment to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations is the third of four amendments that will deliver on the Canada–U.S. commitment to align and further improve energy efficiency standards by 2020 and is part of a series of updates expected over the next few years that will improve energy efficiency across Canada.
The discussion paper may be found here: http://www.ec.gc.ca/lcpe-cepa/default.asp?lang=En&n=D7C913BB-1
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