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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 […]

New rebates available to Nova Scotia homeowners through Efficiency Nova Scotia

May 27, 2021 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk,NS – EfficiencyOne is proud to partner with Natural Resources Canada to deliver the Canada Greener Homes Grant in Nova Scotia through the Efficiency Nova Scotia franchise. Retroactive to December 1, 2020, the new initiativewill offer grants of up to $5,000 to help Canadian homeowners make energy efficiency retrofits to their […]

Nova Scotians saving $1.4 billion in energy costs through energy efficiency, says EfficiencyOne 2020 Annual Report

May 26, 2021 – 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 2020 Annual Report today. The report details EfficiencyOne’s 2020 performance and results, and celebrates energy efficiency’s contributions to a more sustainable, prosperous, and equitable […]

EfficiencyOne announces new Chief Operating Officer

May 11, 2021 – Halifax/Kjipuktuk,NS— EfficiencyOne is pleased to announce the appointment of Sarah MacDonald as Chief Operating Officer. Sarah officially joined the EfficiencyOne team on May 10. Sarah, formerly Chief Operating Officer with XOCEAN, an ocean data collection services company, had a 19-year career with Emera Inc. in various senior leadership roles, including: Executive […]

Green Fund Supports Energy Efficiency

Today, February 2, 2021,  the Province announced $15.7 million in new funding for efficiency programs. This funding has been allocated by the province for the following: $5.5 million over two years for the Solar Homes program; $6.7 million over three years for the Affordable Multi-Family Housing program; and $3.5 million over three years for the […]