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Government launches resource to help industry reduce energy




Jan. 20, 2009, Ottawa – Lisa Raitt, minister of natural resources, announced the release of a new, comprehensive guide to
energy efficiency for industry.




The
Energy Savings Toolbox, developed in conjunction with provinces, territories
and industry stakeholders, provides a step-by-step methodology to help industry
identify and capitalize on energy savings. The Toolbox, published on CD and
available at no charge from Natural Resources Canada, offers a detailed
reference for understanding and managing energy use in every phase of an
operation, from designing and conducting an energy audit to carrying out cost-benefit
analyses.

"The benefits of using energy more efficiently are very clear – energy
efficiency means fewer emissions and lower costs. That is why energy efficiency
is a key element of our Turning the Corner plan to fight climate change,"
said Raitt. "But in a complex industrial operation, the savings
are not always easy to spot. With the Energy Savings Toolbox, Canadian industry
now has a start-to-finish guide to managing energy consumption."

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The Toolbox includes an extensive technical supplement with spreadsheet tools
for costing, analysis and other related calculations. It is available on CD at http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/industrial/technical-info/index.cfm?attr=24.