MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
7 Principles for Energy Competitiveness
The Ontario Government is embarked on a review process to ensure electricity costs are not an obstacle to Ontario industry being competitive. This initiative holds great promise. But, if not carefully managed, electricity reform could have undesired consequences.
I firmly believe the Ontario government can provide a good electricity system for our manufacturers, greenhouse operators, industrial and institutional energy consumers, but they must follow 7 principles.Click below to find out.
Assessing Canada’s Electricity Storage Future
Electricity is hard to store. It needs to be used as it is being generated. Traditionally, batteries have played the role of holding power until it is needed. But there’s a huge chasm between battery power for a flashlight or a computer and battery power for a manufacturing production line. The Duracell bunny is not that big!
Batteries are not the only way to store electricity. Click below for the assessment.
ATTENTION: For our Ontario readers, Allan Fogwill,Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) CEO, will be presenting this study on May 3. Join us for breakfast and learn what it will take for energy storage to help Ontario (and your business!) achieve its energy, environment, and economic goals (click below to register)
Will Electricity Review Benefit Ontario Industry?
By Sheldon Fulton
The Ontario Ministry of Energy has begun a process to review electricity costs. A key goal is to ensure electricity costs are not an obstacle to Ontario industry being competitive. Government will conduct consultations with various industry sectors, some of whom may call for fixed electricity rates.
Will Ontario industry benefit from this review?
Making the Business Case for Mother Nature
Some in business see the environment as being in conflict with the economy. They think that improving the environment undermines or weakens the economy. Three resources recently laid out a different perspective – a healthy environment is in fact, good for business.
Insights from one of Canada’s foremost sustainability experts.
COACHES CIRCLE / UTILITY BILLS
Do utility costs make up 5 – 10% (or more!) of your organization’s annual expenses?
If so, take a strategic approach to energy and water use.
Here’s how you can turn utility costs into your strategic advantage:
1. Your organization prepares an annual utility budget.
2.Utility use and cost are subject to an annual risk assessment.
3. Your CEO, CFO, COO, Sustainability, and Continual Improvement offices regularly review utility use and cost reports.
4.Your organization tracks and reports annual CO₂ emissions.
5.Your organization has a multi-year, continual improvement plan to reduce utility costs.
6. Your organization has a multi-functional team to implement the continual improvement plan.”