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ISO 50001 International Energy Management Systems Standard

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Through the Memorandum of Understanding on Climate Change and Energy Collaboration, Canada, the United States and Mexico continue to work together to promote global uptake of ISO 50001. The three countries have committed to set a North American implementation target by CEM8 in 2017 and create opportunities for the industrial, commercial and public sectors to implement ISO 50001.

RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software

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Since 1998, the Government of Canada's RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software has been used for clean energy project analysis and implementation by governments, companies, and academic institutions around the globe. It is a unique decision support tool that can be used to compare different sources of energy by evaluating energy costs and savings, emissions reductions and the financial viability of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.

North American Cooperation on Energy

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On February 12, 2016, energy leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States met for the North American Energy Ministers Meeting. During the meeting, the energy leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Climate Change and Energy Collaboration.

Electric Vehicle Request for Proposals

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Early action is needed to support the transition to lower carbon transportation, as vehicle choices made today will determine the mix of technologies on the road in 2030. Budget 2016 allocated $62.5 million over two years to support electric vehicle (EV) and alternative fuel infrastructure. There are two components to this funding.

Energy Efficiency Regulations

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Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations raise the level of energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by removing the least energy-efficient products from the market when cost-effective alternatives are readily available.

Port Hope Area Initiative

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The Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) is the Government of Canada's commitment to the cleanup and safe long-term management of 1.7 million cubic metres of historic low-level radioactive waste within the neighbouring Ontario municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington.

Mission Innovation

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On November 30, 2015, Prime Minister Trudeau announced Canada's participation in Mission Innovation, along with 19 other countries. Participating governments have agreed to double their investments in clean energy research and development over five years.

Memorandum of Understanding Between Canada and the Republic of Korea on Cooperation in Innovation and Energy Technologies

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This new Memorandum of Understanding demonstrates the cooperative efforts between the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE) of the Republic of Korea and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in support of clean energy technologies to enhance energy efficiency, a secure energy supply and reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the Republic of Korea and Canada.

Net Zero Energy Housing Demonstration Project

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A Net Zero Energy house employs enhanced energy efficiency to cost effectively reduce energy demand while exploring renewable technologies such as photovoltaic panels, solar thermal energy and ground and air source heat pumps. The resulting building produces at least as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis.

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