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Report on Plans and Priorities 2011-2012
Electronic Layer of Reporting
Elements of NRCan's Sustainable Development Strategy

Adressing Climate Change and Air Quality

FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants

Reduce air pollutants in order to maintain or improve air quality across the country and achieve the emission targets which are currently under development in consultations with provinces and stakeholders.

FSDS Implementation Strategy - Clean Air Regulatory Agenda

2.1.11  Work on energy-efficiency regulations for consumer and commercial products. (NRCan)

You will find below details about NRCan's activities that contribute to this implementation strategy:

Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels

This activity is nested within NRCan’s Program Activity Architecture (PAA) as follows:

  • Strategic Outcome 2 - 
    Environmental Responsibility

    • Program Activity 2.1 - 
      Clean Energy

      • Sub Activity 2.1.4
        Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels


The Government of Canada has set a target to reduce Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions by 17% from 2005 levels by 2020. Under Sub Activity - Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels (PAA 2.1.4), NRCan works to improve energy efficiency and increase the production and use of alternative transportation fuels. Different sectors of the economy are targeted using a variety of policy tools to reach this goal such as incentives, regulations, research, information dissemination, and training through workshops. Initiatives under this Sub Activity that contribute to this FSDS implementation strategy include promotion of smart energy use and purchase of efficient technologies, and information on alternative transportation fuels. Under this Sub Activity a key Sub Sub Activity contributes to this FSDS implementation strategy:

  • Sub Sub Activity - Equipment (PAA NRCan excludes the least energy efficient equipment from the market and influences consumers to select, and manufacturers to produce, higher performance products. This Sub Sub Activity targets energy consumers and manufacturers of energy using equipment. Key activities include energy efficiency regulations, EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR labelling and promotion.

Relationship to FSDS Target

Improvements in energy efficiency in equipment help to reduce air pollutants by reducing energy use. Thus, Sub Sub Activity - Equipment, under Sub Activity - Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels, contributes directly to FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants.

Non-Financial Performance Expectations

FYs 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

Expected Result and Indicator (Sub Sub Activity

Increased energy efficiency in equipment from NRCan programming.

  • Energy savings (petajoules).

Other FSDS Linkages

Sub Activity - Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels further contributes to FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants through the following implementation strategies:

This Sub Activity also contributes to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation through the following implementation strategies:

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