In 2015, Nova Scotia reduced its energy consumption by 1.2 per cent through replacing 1.2 million incandescent light bulbs with LEDs in 20% of households across the province. While 1.2 per cent may sound like a small amount, it has had a significant impact on Nova Scotia’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). This initiative is estimated to have had the same impact as removing 18,000 vehicles from the road, reducing GHG emissions in the province by more than 89,000 tonnes each year.
GHG emissions is the major contributor to human-induced climate change which is causing severe weather events, habitat loss and human health emergencies around the world. GHG emission reduction is essential to fighting climate change and small contributions can add up to make a big difference.
Across Canada, provinces, territories and municipalities have programs to support energy conservation efforts at home and in the workplace – including lighting upgrades.
Find out what energy conservation programs are available in your jurisdiction:
Energy Efficiency Quebec
Efficiency Nova Scotia
Energy Efficiency Programs – NB Power
Be Power Smart – Manitoba Hydro
Prince Edward Island
Newfoundland and Labrador
Energy Efficiency Incentive Program – Arctic Energy Alliance