Improving energy efficiency for buildings and expanding renewable energy can help propel the NWT toward meeting its climate change emission goals. Other benefits:
- saving money for residents and reducing the cost of living;
- growing businesses and creating jobs; and,
- expanding the economy, and increasing public revenues.
A new report estimates the environmental and economic benefits of a program of energy efficiency retrofits, fuel switching, and adoption of renewable energy in the NWT.
The project is spearheaded by Ecology North‘s William Gagnon and the Northern Centre for Sustainability in partnership with Yellowknives Dene First Nation’s Lena Black.
David Thompson of PolicyLink Research was delighted to collaborate with Eric Chisholm of Purpose Building Inc. to research and draft the report.