Efficiency Canada has released Canada’s first-ever Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard, alongside its companion policy database. The Scorecard ranks provincial policies and performance in energy efficiency programs, enabling measures, buildings, transportation and industry.
British Columbia took top spot in this year’s Scorecard rankings, powered by the BC Energy Step Code, natural gas savings targets, vehicle electrification initiatives, and industrial energy management systems. Leadership in transportation efficiency helped Québec secure second place, followed by Ontario based on energy savings performance and strong policies in areas such as building codes, equipment standards, and building energy reporting. Nova Scotia ranks fourth and received the top score for energy efficiency programs.
This year’s scorecard also identified four policy gaps common to all provinces that would benefit from federal leadership. These include:
- Helping provinces attract the private financing needed to upgrade buildings and industry through the creation of national or regional “green banks.”
- Providing dedicated resources in support of national model building energy code implementation and compliance.
- Helping provinces to transform heating markets by providing the resources needed to implement the widely supported “market transformation roadmap.”
- Providing the training and support needed to ensure Canadians take their place in the energy efficiency workforce.
Efficiency Canada, the national voice for an energy efficient economy, expects the Scorecard to be an important tool that will help provinces track their progress and reach their energy efficiency potential.
Check out the full Scorecard and accompanying database here.