Energy efficiency: part of a complex puzzle
by CCEMC contributors
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions requires a strategic, balanced approach
The Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance has issued a report that identifies energy efficiency upgrades as an integral way to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Alberta, in Canada, and around the world. Click here to download the report.
Energy efficiency is a key funding area for the CCEMC. In terms of numbers, 30 per cent of its current clean technology projects—15 out of 51 projects—are energy efficiency projects, and represent about 18 per cent of its total financial commitment.
In November 2013, the organization announced support for four new industrial energy efficiency projects led by ATCO Gas, Devon Canada (with two projects) and Genalta. The four projects were selected from a group of 32 submissions received in response to a request for proposals for funding.
Energy efficiency measures alone will not enable the world to meet its emissions reduction targets. The CCEMC takes a strategic, balanced approach to try to identify the best opportunities to reduce emissions across the innovation chain and in a way that reflects Alberta’s Climate Change Strategy. Energy efficiency is an important area of focus, as is carbon capture and storage, renewable energy and greening fossil fuels.
With the growing global demand for energy, many different types of transformative technologies will be required to help the world to meet its needs while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.
Learn more about our Energy Efficiency Projects.
To read a recent story in the Calgary Herald that speaks to the importance of transformative technology in Alberta click here.
This article was provided by the Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation. For more information visit www.ccemc.ca