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Canada launches resource to help industry reduce energy use

January 23, 2009
By Alyssa Dalton

OTTAWA, Ont. – The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, recently announced the release of a comprehensive guide to energy efficiency for industry.

The Energy Savings Toolbox, developed in conjunction with provinces,
territories and industry stakeholders, provides a step-by-step
methodology to help industry identify and capitalize on energy savings.
The Toolbox, published on CD and available at no charge from Natural
Resources Canada, offers a detailed reference for understanding and
managing energy use in every phase of an operation, from designing and
conducting an energy audit to carrying out cost-benefit analyses.
benefits of using energy more efficiently are very clear; energy
efficiency means fewer emissions and lower costs. That is why energy
efficiency is a key element of our Turning the Corner plan to fight
climate change," said Minister Raitt. "But in a complex industrial
operation, the savings are not always easy to spot. With the Energy
Savings Toolbox, Canadian industry now has a start-to-finish guide to
managing energy consumption."
The Toolbox includes an extensive
technical supplement with spreadsheet tools for costing, analysis and
other related calculations. It is available on CD at

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