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Nova Scotians saving over $1 billion in energy costs through energy efficiency, says EfficiencyOne 2021 Annual Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2022 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk,NS – EfficiencyOne, the non-profit supplier of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas mitigation services and operator of Canada’s first energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Nova Scotia, released its 2021 Annual Report. The report details EfficiencyOne’s 2021 performance and results, and highlights the important contributions that energy efficiency has made in […]

EfficiencyOne files new 3-year plan to reduce electricity costs for Nova Scotians and help meet net-zero climate commitments

EfficiencyOne files new 3-year plan to reduce electricity costs for Nova Scotians and help meet net-zero climate commitments For immediate release March 11, 2022 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk, NS – EfficiencyOne, the nonprofit administrator of Efficiency Nova Scotia, has put forward a new 3-year energy reduction plan – or Demand Side Management Plan (Plan) – to the […]

EfficiencyOne named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers

For immediate release February 3, 2022 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk, NS—EfficiencyOne has once again been named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers. This is the fourth consecutive year EfficiencyOne has earned this award. “It’s an honour to see EfficiencyOne be recognized as one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers,” says Stephen MacDonald, President and CEO of EfficiencyOne, the non-profit […]

Nova Scotia Power Should Pause System Access Charge Proposal and Consult Nova Scotians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2022 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk, NS— EfficiencyOne is asking that Nova Scotia Power pause its proposed System Access Charge until they have consulted with Nova Scotians and the solar industry.  Nova Scotia Power’s recent General Rate Application filed on January 27, 2022, includes proposed changes to the net metering program including the introduction of […]

EfficiencyOne launches consultation on next three-year efficiency plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 18, 2021 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk, NS— EfficiencyOne is asking Nova Scotians for their views on the energy efficiency programs and services it offers. Feedback will help in developing the organization’s next three-year electricity efficiency plan, which will be filed with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board in late February 2022. “A […]

Nova Scotia Ranks 3rd in 2021 Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Today Efficiency Canada formally released its 2021 Canadian Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard. This is the third year for the Scorecard, which assesses energy efficiency policies and outcomes introduced or implemented between January 2021 and June 2021. Nova Scotia maintained our 3rd place ranking for overall energy efficiency policy and our 2nd place ranking for energy […]

Op-Ed: A transition to net-zero is within reach for Nova Scotia

World leaders, diplomats, business representatives, and environmentalists from almost 200 countries are gathering in Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP26. Countries, including Canada, have set ambitious targets to achieve net-zero emissions by the year 2050 to limit global warming to well […]

Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act

EfficiencyOne congratulates the Nova Scotia government’s new Environmental Goals and Climate Change Reduction Act. We applaud the government’s commitment to “support, strengthen and set targets for energy efficiency programming while prioritizing equitable access and benefits for low income and marginalized Nova Scotians”. Continued investment in energy efficiency programming will help address the province’s greenhouse gas […]

EfficiencyOne White Paper outlines pathways to a net-zero future

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2021 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk,NS—Nova Scotia needs to invest in energy efficiency, electrification, and decarbonization if it wants to achieve a net-zero future says a new EfficiencyOne report. EfficiencyOne’s White Paper 2050: Net-Zero Carbon Nova Scotia, released September 23, 2021 and written in collaboration with Ralph Torrie of Torrie Smith Associates, outlines […]

Halifax Climate Investment, Innovation and Impact Fund names Executive Director and Chief Climate Investment Officer

Press Release June 9, 2021 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk,NS— The Halifax Climate Investment, Innovation and Impact (HCi3) Fund has named Sarah Buckle as its first Executive Director and Chief Climate Investment Officer. “With over 20 years of industry experience in progressive leadership roles, Sarah brings a unique skill set in business strategy, risk management and sustainability,” says […]