Smart Partners of Manitoba


Manitoba Gets A+
December 31, 2008, 5:37 pm
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Manitoba recently received an A+ rating from the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance on its National Energy Efficiency Report Card on Government Activities. The Report Card measures each of the provinces on 9 parameters, including plans and results in the areas of energy efficiency, codes and standards, regulation of utilities, transportation, public outreach, and communicating the importance of energy efficiency.

You can read the entire article here.

The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance is a non-profit, member supported organization charged with promoting energy efficiency in Canada.

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Plug it in!
August 1, 2008, 2:23 am
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Very interesting video of innovations in “plug-in” hybrid electric vehicles recently on display at the Plug-In 2008 car conference in San Jose, CA.

See the video here.

Are they workable during a Manitoba winter??



Innovation in Canada – Falling Behind?
July 11, 2008, 10:22 pm
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In a recent report, The Conference Board of Canada says that Canada is falling behind other industrialized nations in innovation. According to CTV.ca:

“…relative to other countries, Canada placed in the bottom half in a majority of the categories. When it comes to the economy, for example, Canada was listed 11th, and on the environment it placed a dismal 15th place.

The authors state Canada’s performance in the innovation category is especially worrying because of its impact on the other categories. “

(link via CTV.ca)