Energy Auditors Applaud $400 Million ecoENERGY Extension
VANCOUVER — June 6, 2011 — Supporters of the Save ecoENERGY Coalition applaud the Harper government's $400 million extension of the ecoENERGY Home Retrofit program, but say the one-year timeline is not enough to help the energy savings industry transition to self-sustainability.
The Save ecoENERGY Coalition, a national group of energy saving organizations, has developed a three-step plan to help the energy savings industry achieve long-term self-sustainability.
The Coalition's plan calls for a four-year commitment to ecoENERGY, which, coupled with a new national EnerGuide rating system and home energy rating at time-of-sale, would allow the necessary time and stability for the industry to achieve self-sustainability. A longer-term commitment to ecoENERGY would assure both economic and environmental sustainability for Canada and the energy savings industry.
The Save ecoENERGY Coalition is a national group of industry associations, environmental organizations, small businesses, and others. A list of supporters and additional information can be found at www.saveecoenergy.ca.