Researchers in the Faculty of Public Affairs are taking the lead in Efficiency Canada, a new national organization focused on improving energy efficiency as one component in the fight against climate change.
“Carleton researchers are doing groundbreaking research on energy efficiency in numerous areas, including policy, regulations, engineering and business,” said Carleton President Benoit-Antoine Bacon. “Efficiency Canada will be right at home in this diverse research community focused on fostering sound public policy.”
The group brings together industry representatives, academic researchers, utilities and governments to advocate for better public policies.
“The efficient use of energy and the policy framework that encourages increased efficiency are critical components of the research agendas of a number of colleagues here in the Faculty of Public Affairs and right across Carleton,” said André Plourde, Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs. “This is important work.”
Dean Plourde, an energy economist, and Professor James Meadowcroft of the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) were among the founders of the organization and serve on its governing council.
SPPA Alumnus Brendan Haley is Policy Director at Efficiency Canada.