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News Release

Nova Scotia a Leader in Smart Energy Community Innovations

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Oct 20, 2015

Halifax, Nova Scotia – October 20, 2015. Identifying over 85 innovative fuels and technologies that are in use in Nova Scotia, the QUEST Nova Scotia Caucus publication Homegrown Success: Nova Scotia’s Smart Energy Solutions Inventory was showcased today by the Honourable Michel Samson, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Energy at the Efficiency Nova Scotia Bright Business Conference.

Nova Scotia’s Smart Energy Solutions Inventory identifies just a few of the many examples of innovative fuels and technologies that are in use in Nova Scotia and are contributing to the development of Smart Energy Communities. By turning our communities into Smart Energy Communities, we can improve energy efficiency, cut costs, improve reliability and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Canada.

“Communities account for 60% of energy use and over half of all greenhouse gas emissions in Canada,” said Brent Gilmour, Executive Director of QUEST. “Nova Scotia’s Smart Energy Solutions Inventory shows us concrete examples of how communities are a significant contributor to helping provincial and territorial governments achieve their energy objectives.”

Readers are encouraged to identify initiatives of interest to them, engage with the contacts provided, and consider replicating them.

“Across Nova Scotia, municipalities, building owners and operators, institutions, energy providers and others are developing smart energy community innovations to meet energy supply and management demands in an affordable and reliable manner,” said Mary Ellen Donovan, QUEST NS Caucus Chair. “The Nova Scotia Smart Energy Solutions Inventory was developed to enable sharing of the insights learned and to evaluate the barriers and opportunities for broader uptake, as well as to export the knowledge and technology across Canada and internationally.”

Contributions to a future update of the Nova Scotia’s Smart Energy Solutions Inventory can be made by contacting the QUEST NS Caucus at: [email protected].

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