Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation members slash emissions output by 11.7 per cent
Figure represents a 36.2 megatonne drop in greenhouse gas emissions between 1990 and 2007
Between 1990 and 2007, CIPEC industries, which account for nearly a third of Canada’s GDP lowered their energy intensity by 11.7 per cent. It may not sound like much but it represents a decrease of 36.2 megatonnes of GHG emissions. In 2007, this was enough to heat almost 2.7 million Canadian households for the year. The biggest jump was in the mining, manufacturing and construction sector which improved energy intensity by 27.8 per cent.