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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.

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 and launched a web platform where North American energy information can be easily accessed in one area.

Interim Measures for Pipeline Reviews

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The Government of Canada has introduced five principles that will guide its decision-making on major natural resource projects while the Government undertakes a review of environmental assessment processes. For two significant projects currently under review by the National Energy Board (NEB), the Trans Mountain Expansion project and Energy East Pipeline project, the Government of Canada will immediately take steps to ensure consistency with these principles.

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