Tories extend Home Energy program for a year

Energy auditors applaud $400 million ecoENERGY extension, Coalition calls for four-year commitment to sustain industry
Jun 6th, 2011 5:05 PM

Media Release

VANCOUVER, BC – (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.

“Home retrofit programs are great for the economy because they help families, businesses and trades people across the country,” says Jeff Murdock, vice-president of Building Insight Technologies, a Save ecoENERGY Coalition supporter. “But the on-again, off-again nature of these programs creates unpredictable conditions that make it difficult for businesses to develop a long-term approach.”

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. Read More

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