Conservation: Let’s Get Serious
On May 31, 2016, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario released the 2015/2016 Energy Conservation Report (see Media Release).
This report finds that:
- Over 80 per cent of Ontario’s energy supply comes from fossil fuels;
- Ontarians could save $450 million annually through energy efficiency upgrades of broader public sector buildings;
- Energy conservation is the cheapest source of new energy in Ontario;
- Ontarians spend far less on natural gas conservation than on electricity conservation, even though electricity is Ontario’s cleanest energy source;
- Ontario has no meaningful transportation fuel conservation policies; and
- Ontario’s spends over $600 million in fossil-fuel subsidies annually.
Our Report Cover
Our report cover is a simplified version of a graph in our report that shows actual fuel use of natural gas, transportation fuel, and electricity in Ontario from 2007-2014. To learn more, refer to Figure 2.3 on page 12.
Who are the energy hogs in your community? You can check out over 15,000 different public sector buildings in Ontario (schools, hospitals, recreational centers, municipal buildings, etc.) and learn about how their energy use ranks.
You can view or download individual sections of the report below:
Appendix A: Natural Gas (utility conservation programs)
Appendix B: Electricity (conservation programs)
Appendix C: Update on Government-Established Targets
Appendix D: Thanks and Acknowledgments
Appendix E: Ministry Responses to This Report
Appendix F: Does the ECO Walk the Talk?