Enviromation 490 time-consuming assessments as their environmental impact is deemed insignificant. New Brunswick Energy-Saving Program for Small and Medium-Sized Manufacturers Greenhouse Gases Still Grow Efficiency NB has announced the development of the Environment Canada’s latest assessment of GHG emis- new ‘‘Small and Medium Industrial Program’’ to help small and medium-sized manufacturers reduce their energy con- sions indicates that they are again on a ‘‘significant’’ growth sumption and GHG emissions, identify the best opportuni- trajectory despite federal and provincial commitments to ties to save energy and minimize investment risk by deter- take the issue seriously. After dipping slightly in 2004–2006, mining a clear rate of return, and to project a dollar value Canada’s total emissions surged as oil sands production for future energy savings. expanded, more electrical utilities turned to coal-fired gen- eration and more vehicles were licensed. ‘‘Long-term According to New Brunswick Energy Minister Jack Keir, growth remains significant’’, the department states in its ‘‘This program will further assist New Brunswick’s small and report, explaining that national emissions now are 33.8% medium industries [to] become more competitive. By helping small and medium industries become more higher than the country’s commitments under the Kyoto energy-efficient, we are helping them to compete in the Protocol. global marketplace,. . .to reduce operating costs and invest their savings into their companies’’. Data up to 2007 are included in a national inventory Environment Canada submitted to the United Nations Envi- ronment Program to comply with reporting obligations. Accessible at www.unep.org, the inventory shows that Developer’s Guide to Renewable Energy Canada’s emissions growth since 1990 has outstripped Released those of any other G8 country with emissions totalling The ‘‘New Brunswick Developer’s Guide to Renewable 747 megatonnes in 2007. That represents a 4% increase Energy’’, outlining the regulatory process and approvals from the previous year and a 26% increase from the Kyoto required for renewable energy projects in New Brunswick, Protocol 1990 baseline year’s total of 592 MT. Canadian was released on June 9, 2009 by Energy Minister Jack Keir. emissions dipped between 2004 and 2006, mainly due to The Guide was created by Jacques Whitford Ltd.
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