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Report on Plans and Priorities 2011-2012
Electronic Layer of Reporting
Elements of NRCan's Sustainable Development Strategy
FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation
Relative to 2005 emission levels, reduce Canada’s total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 17% by 2020.
FSDS Implementation Strategy - Clean Air Agenda
1.1.13 Enhance 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. Under this Sub Activity is a key Sub Activity that contributes to this FSDS implementation strategy:
- Sub Sub Activity - Equipment (PAA 188.8.131.52): NRCan excludes the least energy efficient equipment from the market and influences consumers to select, and manufacturers to produce, higher performance products. This Sub Activity targets energy consumers and manufacturers of energy using equipment. Key initiatives include energy efficiency regulations, EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR labelling and promotion.
Relationship to FSDS Target
Greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change can be reduced through energy efficiency improvements. Thus, Sub Activity - Equipment, under Sub Activity - Energy Efficiency and Alternative Transportation Fuels, contributes directly to FSDS Target 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation.
Non-Financial Performance Expectations
FYs 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.
Expected Result and Indicator (Sub Sub Activity 184.108.40.206)
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 1.1 - Climate Change Mitigation through the following implementation strategies:
- 1.1.5 - Undertake and deliver scientific research and reporting in support of regulatory and other programs, including data analysis, inventory development, monitoring, modeling and assessment of the effectiveness of efforts as well as research on options, costs and benefits, and technology assessments;
- 1.1.26 - Supply financial aid and develop capacity to reduce GHGs through adoption of emission reducing technologies and practices;
- 1.1.40 - Offer information programs and decision-making tools which help Canadians purchase, drive and maintain their vehicles in a manner which reduces fuel consumption and GHG emissions.
This Sub Activity also contributes to FSDS Target 2.1 - Air Pollutants through the following implementation strategies:
- 2.1.2 - Undertake scientific research and reporting in support of regulatory and other programs delivered, including data analysis, inventory development, monitoring, modeling, and assessment of the effectiveness of efforts as well as research on options, costs and benefits including economic and social and technology assessments;
- 2.1.11 - Work on energy-efficiency regulations for consumer and commercial products;
- 2.1.16 - ecoACTION programs reduce GHG emissions and can directly or indirectly contribute to air pollutant emission reduction;
- 2.1.27 - Offer information programs and decision-making tools which help Canadians purchase, drive and maintain their vehicles in a manner which reduces fuel consumption and GHG emissions.