MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
Canada must be a world leader in energy efficiency, not just energy production
Let’s be clear — Canada can maintain economic prosperity while driving down its greenhouse gas emissions that are contributing to global warming.
As a company involved for 25 years in energy management, I know this to be true. So does the Business Council of Canada.
The Council’s Task Force on Canada’s Economic Future recently released its study, “A Better Future for Canadians”.
Earlier this year, I participated in the Council Roundtable consultations. The report identified priority recommendations and rationale for the incoming Federal government. If implemented, the policies would lead to a better future for our country.
Greenhouses / Ontario announces new electricity prices for greenhouse growers
The Ontario government has made electricity rate changes that came into effect on November 1, 2019.
The new rates will primarily affect greenhouse growers and others who were eligible for the Fair Hydro Plan (Global Adjustment Modifier).
BLOG/ When disaster strikes, here’s what we’ve learned so far
Several recent natural disasters have forced some of our North America clients to curtail their business operations.
In California, the public utility cut power to a million properties. Pacific Gas & Electric adopted these measures during a severe drought, to keep damaged powerlines and transformers from sparking flames and more fires.
A customer in South Carolina was forced to close their plant during the past hurricane season. Winds, rain and the risk of flooding forced the evacuation.
In Texas, a power generating station was flooded by an extreme storm event, cutting electricity to consumers for many days.
In Ontario a sub-station was flooded, also cutting power from the grid. Our customers in both jurisdictions were among those affected.
The 2015 Ft. McMurray wildfire forced the evacuation of a site and the termination of a customer’s operations for many weeks.
As we reflect on the experiences of our clients in coping when disaster strikes, we’ve learned some lessons.
WORKSHOP/ How to eat an elephant at the University of Toronto
“How do you eat an elephant?”
In the words of the familiar trope, “One bite at a time.”
“Eating an Elephant” was the theme for a workshoppresented by 360 Energy at the University of Toronto international Sustainability Conference in October. 360 Energy was chosen as a workshop presenter to showcase its unique expertise in energy management coaching of multi-disciplinary teams in corporate settings.
Any company or organization wanting to implement an effective sustainability program must learn how to manage their energy use.
COACHES CIRCLE / Winter Preparedness
This is the time of year to consider annual maintenance for key equipment that may not get much attention throughout the year.
Prior to year end, consider working the following items into your maintenance schedules.