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    Canadas Energy Efficiency Roadmap

    IEA Energy Efficiency in Emerging Economies Training Week

    June 6, 2016

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    Crude oil 5th largest producer 3rd largest proved reserves Fastest growing source of

    GHG emissions

    Renewables (e.g.

    wind, solar) 7th in wind power capacity 555% growth in solar capacity

    since 2010

    Hydro 2nd largest hydro producer 59% of Canadian electricity

    Energy efficiency $37.6B in energy costs saved in 2013

    since 1990 GHG reductions equivalent to

    emissions of more than 27M cars over one year

    Energy technology

    innovation $3.3B invested in energy RD&D 55,000 employed in clean tech sector

    Nuclear 2nd largest uranium

    producer Own nuclear reactor

    technology (CANDU) Natural gas 4th largest producer $10.6B net exports

    Canada has a diverse energy portfolio


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    80% of Canadas electricity is from non-GHG emitting sources, principally hydro

    and nuclear

    Nearly 65% comes from renewable energy sources, highest in the G7 and 2nd highest in the


    Wind and solar are fastest growing electricity sources

    Canadas electricity system is highly integrated

    with the US ($2.8 billion in net export revenue)

    Domestically, the sector is expected to invest $350

    billion in electricity infrastructure between 2011

    and 2030 creating demand for deployment of many

    energy technologies

    US demand for clean electricity is increasing to

    meet new regulatory requirements

    Canadian exports to the US could increase


    Electricity generation in Canada

    (by Source)

    Source: Statistics Canada, NRCan (2014)

    Canada is a leader in the production of electricity from clean and renewable sources

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    Canadas energy sector has a significant role in addressing climate change and environmental issues

    Canadas GHG emissions by economic sector, 2014 Energy production and use is responsible for about 80% of Canadas GHG emissions

    Energy development poses potential regional/local environmental risks

    marine and land-based spills, accidents and malfunctions

    contamination of freshwater and groundwater resources

    land use changes and impacts to species/biodiversity (e.g. caribou, fish)

    New technologies reducing environmental footprint of energy across the economy

    Environmental impacts driving growth of global clean technology markets

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    Reduces greenhouse gas

    emissions in the near term,

    and essential to long-term

    decarbonisation of the


    The first fuel avoided

    energy demand exceeds

    other energy sources

    Energy efficiency is a key pillar of climate

    change policy

    Supports economic growth

    o Canada has the most energy-intensive economy per capita among IEA member countries

    Complements carbon pricing and lowers the cost of mitigation

    (IEA, 2015)

    49% Energy Efficiency Less than 2oC increase in

    global temperature

    Current INDC commitments

    Globally, energy efficiency can provide 49% of GHG reductions needed by 2030


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    Energy efficiency policies drive clean

    growth through technology deployment

    Policies support increased market adoption and affordability of clean

    technologies, products and services

    Global market for energy efficiency is worth over $300 billion, expected to

    grow to $550 billion by 2035

    More than 100,000

    Canadians are employed

    in energy efficiency-

    related jobs

    Basic Research Research and Development

    Demonstration Deployment Commercialization

    Innovation Chain

    Product/technology push

    Market pull

    Energy Efficiency Policies

    Example energy efficient technologies:

    Advanced LED lighting

    Extreme climate building components (e.g.,

    heating/cooling equipment)

    High-efficiency industrial motors and boilers

    Electric and other alternative fuel vehicles


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    Energy innovation is necessary to improve competitiveness and environmental performance

    Science and technology underpins the competitiveness and environmental

    performance of Canadas energy production and use

    Government and private sector investment in energy technology has enabled the growth of

    Canadas unconventional oil and gas, renewable, and nuclear energy industries

    Federal government laboratories conduct a range of energy-related research and

    development activities

    $3.3 billion invested in energy research, development and demonstration in 2013

    Canadas clean technology sector including energy is growing

    Canadas clean technology sector includes power generation, biofuels, smart grid and energy

    storage technologies

    Sector is growing 4 times faster than Canadas economy, and employs 50,000 people

    Significant opportunities for Canadian companies to grow and contribute to improved

    environmental outcomes, domestically and abroad

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    The Canadian Governments Role

    The Energy Efficiency Act (1992) mandates Natural

    Resources Canada (NRCan) to promote energy

    efficiency, regulate products that use energy, and collect

    data on energy use

    NRCans Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)

    Provides national mandatory and voluntary standards

    Fosters collaboration with subnational governments

    and industry

    Aligns actions with the U.S. and internationally


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    NRCan sets national minimum & premium

    standards and rates performance

    Federal Buildings Initiative

    Minimum standards

    Products under the Energy Efficiency Act regulations

    Building model codes for regulation by provinces and territories

    Premium standards (voluntary)

    ENERGY STAR product certification

    ENERGY STAR for New Homes


    Labels & Benchmarking

    EnerGuide for Equipment

    ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

    EnerGuide for Vehicles

    SmartWay Transport Partnership

    ISO 50001

    * ENERGY STAR and SmartWay are implemented with the U.S.


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    Energy efficiency in Canada improved by 24%

    between 1990 and 2013

    Energy efficiency helps Canadians reduce energy use and emissions through energy-saving products and practices in homes, businesses, factories and vehicles

    Without energy efficiency improvements since 1990, Canadians

    Canada is among the highest

    per-capita users of energy in

    the world



    Energy intensive industry

    Vast distances

    Low business investment in

    machinery and equipment

    would be spending $37.6 billion more on energy and producing 85.4 Mt more in emissions

    Canada is exploring near-term, low-cost opportunities to further increase energy efficiency

    E.g., net-zero buildings and homes, smart buildings, low-carbon and electric transportation and connected devices







    1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2004 2006 2008 2010 2012




    Energy use with energy efficiency improvements Energy use without energy efficiency improvements

    $37.6 billion savings

    Secondary Energy Use, Actual and Without Energy Efficiency Improvements


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    Contact Information

    Office of Energy Efficiency:

    Energy Sector, Natural Resources Canada

    580 Booth Street, 18th Floor

    Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E4