Natural Resources Canada

Natural Resources Canada

November 25, 2009 07:00 ET

Natural Resources Canada: Minister Raitt Applauds Canadian Industrial Energy Efficiency Leaders

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2009) - Leadership in energy efficiency was on display at the Energy 2009 Conference co-hosted by the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters. The CIPEC Leadership Awards were presented to 10 industry leaders at the conference in recognition of their significant and innovative contributions to energy efficiency.

"The Government of Canada congratulates companies that have received the CIPEC Leadership Awards for their incredible achievements," said the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources. "Improving our energy efficiency while increasing the competitiveness of Canadian companies is a homegrown success story."

The winning companies demonstrated energy efficiency leadership in corporate stewardship, process and technology improvements, employee awareness and other areas. The projects were judged according to their contribution to the environment in terms of reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and improvement in environmental sustainability and cost effectiveness.

"CIPEC is a successful voluntary partnership between the Government of Canada and industry that helps strengthen Canada's corporate commitment to industrial energy efficiency," said Mr. Glenn Mifflin, Chair of the CIPEC Executive Board and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of North Atlantic Refining. "These award winners are true leaders in the industry."

The CIPEC Annual Report 2009 was also released at the Energy 2009 Conference. The report outlines the energy efficiency accomplishments of Canadian industry, profiles more than 20 industrial sectors and notes their energy intensity improvements, targets and challenges. The full report is available at http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/publications/infosource/Pub/cipec/annualreport-2009/index.cfm.

The Energy 2009 Conference, Canada's foremost industrial energy efficiency conference, offers workshops on topical subjects such as energy efficiency as a co-benefit of lean manufacturing, waste heat recovery, employee awareness, energy management for sustained benefits and global carbon markets from a Canadian industry perspective.

The winners of the CIPEC Leadership awards are:

- Frito Lay Canada in the category Corporate Stewardship

- Agrilait Cooperative Agricole Corporate Stewardship

- Miralis Process and Technology Improvement

- McCain Foods (Canada), a division of McCain Foods Limited, Process and Technology Improvement

- Redpath Sugar Ltd. Monitoring and Tracking

- Alcoa Ltee Monitoring and Tracking

- Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd. Employee Awareness and Training

- Molson Coors Brewing Company - Vancouver Brewery Employee Awareness and Training

- Alberta Newsprint Company Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy

- Broan-NuTone Canada inc. Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy

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The Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation Leadership Awards were presented to 10 industry leaders in recognition of their significant and innovative contributions to energy efficiency. The awards were presented in Toronto at the Energy 2009 Conference Awards Dinner hosted by the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation and the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters.

The following media backgrounder is available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media.

Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC)

CIPEC Leadership Awards

NRCan's news releases and backgrounders are available at www.nrcan.gc.ca/media.

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