MERN- Energy efficiency : using energy more efficiently

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Energy Efficiency


Over the past decade, Québec has obtained encouraging results through the promotion of energy savings. The work has accelerated since 2003, so that by 2015, Québec should be able to save $2.5 billion on its annual energy bill. The government has also committed, by its energy efficiency actions, to make an important contribution to meeting the Canadian government’s target of reducing GHG emissions to 6% below 1990 levels by 2012.

Priority actions

To meet the objective of making Québec more energy-efficient, the Government will focus on:

  • adopting more ambitious energy savings targets for all forms of energy, including petroleum products;
  • drawing up a comprehensive plan for all forms of energy, and taking steps to implement it;
  • reducing the consumption of petroleum products by taking specific action;
  • making better use of electricity;
  • extending the scope of energy efficiency measures for natural gas; and
  • strengthening leadership in the public sector.

With the initiatives implemented through its energy strategy, the Government aims to promote energy efficiency. Initiatives characterized by cohesion and a will for action are targeted in order to enhance our use of energy.

Programs and Services in Every Field

With the integration of the Agence de l’efficacité énergétique on July 1, 2011, the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune has expanded its energy-efficiency-related activities and interventions.

Programs and services are offered to citizens as well as businesses, industries, institutions, and organizations from each and every area of activity.

To learn more about the programs offered by the Ministère or its partners, to find tips that you can apply in your daily life, and to explore a wealth of other information, visit our energy efficiency microsite.

The Ministère’s activities aim at promoting energy efficiency, encouraging the development of new technology, and thus contribute to meeting the targets set out in the Québec Energy Strategy 2006–2015: Using Energy to Build the Québec of Tomorrow.

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