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Natural Resources Canada

May 15, 2014 08:00 ET

Harper Government Recognizes Industry Leaders for Improving Energy Efficiency

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 15, 2014) - Natural Resources Canada

Today, Parliamentary Secretary Kelly Block, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, recognized the winners of the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) leadership awards which were announced at Energy Summit 2014. The awards showcase the outstanding achievements of CIPEC member companies that have distinguished themselves through their work to improve energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve productivity through responsible energy use.

The awards recognize ten recipients in six categories:

  • Corporate Stewardship: 3M Canada Company and Chrysler Canada Inc.
  • Process and Technology Improvement: EBI Énergie Inc. - Dépôt Rive-Nord and Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC
  • Energy Performance Management: New Gold Inc. (New Afton Mine)
  • Employee Awareness and Training: KI Pembroke LP
  • Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy: PepsiCo Foods Canada and, Barrick-Hemlo
  • Future Leaders Award: Antony Hilliard and Andre Pelletier.

The Government of Canada works in partnership with over 50 industry sectors through the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) to reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the industrial sector. Supported by the Government of Canada's ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiative, this partnership continues to be a focal point for industry's response to saving energy, boosting competitiveness and supporting Canada's efforts to promote responsible energy use.

Quick Facts

  • Between 1990 and 2011, more than 5 400 facilities working with the Government of Canada have reduced their combined energy intensity by 10.4 percent.
  • Improved energy efficiency enabled Canadian industry to avoid approximately $5.1 billion in purchased energy in 2011 - enough energy to heat almost 6 million Canadian households for one year.
  • More than 2400 industrial facilities have signed on as CIPEC Leaders since 1975.

Quotes

Improvements in energy efficiency help lower costs for businesses and consumers while safeguarding the environment. This year's award winners are leading the way in improving productivity and environmental performance in the industrial sector through the responsible use of energy.

Kelly Block, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources

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