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Less is More: Energy conservation is common sense

What’s stopping Ontario from creating 25,000 jobs while slashing government deficits, boosting GDP and cutting greenhouse gas emissions? Not much really.

To make this happen, it’s a matter of doing more of the things we all do every day: turn off lights, insulate, buy more energy efficient appliances. We all conserve energy every day, but we can do much more to save more. And to do so, we need government to lead.

It just became easier to save money and help the planet

If you’re a homeowner in Ontario, it just became easier to save money. Oh, and it also became easier to help the planet and to support your local economy.

Late last week, without fanfare, the Ontario government amended a couple pieces of legislation. In short, the amendments allow municipalities to lend homeowners money for home improvements, like adding renewable energy systems or energy efficiency upgrades. And these loans can be tied to the property, rather than the homeowner.

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