April 25, 2012
Attention: AMSC Members – Please distribute to all appropriate personnel
A relatively small expenditure of $21 million by Albertans in cost-effective energy efficiency measures would reduce yearly energy costs by nearly $130 million, a new economic report concludes.
That expenditure would also prevent annual greenhouse gas emissions totaling 0.7 megatonnes, the Conservation Potential Review estimates.
The Review was prepared by C3, an independent, non-profit organization based in Calgary that encourages energy efficiency and the small-scale use of alternative energy sources by Albertans.
The report focuses on buildings in the province's residential, commercial and institutional sectors to 2015 and beyond. It outlines various levels of positive-return future investment in energy efficiency in Alberta and estimates the corresponding reductions in the following:
The Conservation Potential Review study provides a numerical basis for discussions about where the most economic opportunities exist to moderate energy use and avoid GHG emissions.
The aim of the report is to provide information to policy-makers to assist in decisions on whether to increase investment in energy efficiency in Alberta buildings.
“Previous research told us Albertans want to be more energy efficient," said C3 President and CEO Simon Knight. “This study helps pinpoint where Alberta can focus efforts to get the best return on energy efficiency investment in our building stock.”
Here are more Review highlights:
If you would like more information on this subject or any Energy related topics please contact Brian Jackowich at 780-310-AUMA, Ext 4316.
|Brian Hamblin |
Executive Officer, Risk & Energy Services