NIAGARA FALLS, ON, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Excellence in energy efficiency was celebrated yesterday in Niagara Falls, with the announcement of Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award winners. The awards, which were presented at the annual Energy Summit co-hosted by Natural Resources Canada and CIPEC, highlight the exceptional achievements of CIPEC member companies in promoting and improving energy efficiency, cutting costs and improving productivity through sustainable energy use.
The Government of Canada is committed to advancing energy efficiency as part of Canada's national approach to addressing climate change. Recent action includes proposed changes to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations, a key step to meeting federal commitments under the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
The CIPEC Leadership Award winners demonstrate a commitment to environmental protection and are accelerating the move toward a more globally competitive Canadian economy.
This year, there are two recipients in each of the following six categories:
- Corporate Stewardship: ArcelorMittal Dofasco and Cascades Inc.
- Process and Technology Improvement: Barrick– Hemlo and CAE Inc.
- Energy Performance Management: Shell Canada Limited and Catalyst Paper Corporation – Powell River Facility
- Employee Awareness and Training: 3M Canada – Brockville Plant and Canfor Pulp
- Integrated Energy Efficiency Strategy: Global Wood Concepts Ltd. and Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee
- CIPEC Energy Management National Award: New Gold – New Afton Mine and 3M Canada Company
CIPEC includes more than 2,500 companies, representing over 21 industrial sectors and over 50 trade associations. This partnership encourages best practices in energy management through customized workshops, industry networking opportunities and cost-shared assistance.
The Government of Canada recently launched a new interactive website to allow Canadians to share their ideas and be part of a national conversation on climate change, as part of its commitment to engaging Canadians on the decisions that affect them.
"I am pleased to recognize the leadership of these companies in promoting energy efficiency in helping to produce a cleaner environment and a more globally competitive Canadian economy. Energy efficiency is an important part of Canada's national approach to address climate change."
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources
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