Program 2.1

Energy-efficient Practices and Lower-carbon Energy Sources


Canada’s energy markets are defined by consumption and production decisions; however, consumers and producers do not necessarily make decisions that minimize their impact on the environment due to several barriers including: 1) a lack of awareness of available options and their benefits, 2) insufficient capacity for adoption (e.g., regulatory frameworks, codes and standards) and 3) financial risk. The objective of this Program is to address these barriers and encourage and enable energy consumers and producers to adopt cleaner and more efficient technologies, products, services and practices, thereby transforming the market. This objective is achieved through education and outreach activities, targeted incentives, and regulatory interventions that keep pace with technological changes.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
Energy consumers and producers adopt environmentally responsible products and practices related to energy use and production Canada's total annual energy savings due to efficiency (difference between energy use without energy efficiency improvements and energy use with energy efficiency improvements; the units are petajoules (PJ)) Favourable 5-year trend in PJ saved, as per 2006 baseline, now and ongoing
Renewable electricity generation capacity in megawatts (MW) Favourable 5-year trend in MW, as per 2007 baseline of 6,753 MW of installed capacity (excluding large hydro), now and ongoing
Biofuel production in Canada Favourable 5-year trend, as per 2007 baseline of 786.1 million litres of ethanol and 92.8 million litres of biodiesel, now and ongoing
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
444,318 444,318