Long-Term Predictability Critical to Energy Efficient Investments in OntarioOctober 5, 2022
(Toronto – October 5, 2022) – Today, Rocco Rossi, President & CEO, Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC), released the following statement to mark Energy Efficiency Day:
“Ontario has reached a pivotal point in planning for future energy needs, with rising demand driven by economic growth and electrification. Energy efficiency is a win-win-win for our energy system, our environment, and our economy.
“Strategies and policies geared toward energy efficiency are critical as the province enters a period of widening electricity shortfalls. Conservation programs can assist organizations with reducing their input costs while reaching our collective environmental targets.
“We welcome the Ontario government’s announcement yesterday about taking action to expand energy-efficiency programs that will help the province meet growing electricity demand. We encourage the Province to focus on measures that improve predictability around climate policies and long-term energy procurement.
“The OCC’s policy report, The Climate Catalyst: Ontario’s Leadership in the Green Global Economy and recent federal government submission, Feedback on Canada’s Green Building Strategy Discussion Paper, explore clean energy solutions to improve efficiencies and lower costs.”
About the Ontario Chamber of Commerce
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan, indispensable partner of Ontario business. The OCC’s mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of its network’s diverse 60,000 members.
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To learn about available energy conservation programs for businesses in Ontario, visit the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) website, the Save on Energy website (electricity projects), and the Enbridge Gas website (natural gas projects).