Natural Resources Canada publishes Amendments 17 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016, in Canada Gazette II. This is a significant milestone for Natural Resources Canada’s continued work under its Forward Regulatory Plan 2022-24.
The Regulations Amending the Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016, have been published, along with a Regulatory Impact Analysis Statement. The Amendment will come into force six months after the date of publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II, except for the requirements for central air conditioners and central heat pumps which came into force upon publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II.
The goals of the Amendment are to:
- Reduce energy consumption and resulting GHG emissions associated with products used in homes, contribute to Canada’s commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, reduce the load on the electricity system, and help Canadians save money on their energy bills.
- Prevent and reduce unnecessary regulatory difference with the U.S. energy efficiency or testing standards to reduce compliance burden and support cross-border trade.
- Put in place the tools to ensure the Minister can exercise the Ministerial regulations authority in the future to facilitate maintaining harmonization with another jurisdiction.
The amendment to the regulations will come into force six months after the date of publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II, except for the requirements for central air conditioners and central heat pumps which come into force upon publication in the Canada Gazette, Part II. The result of these changes will be that, as of the prescribed dates, it will be illegal to import into Canada or ship between provinces and territories, for the purpose of sale or lease, any of the regulated energy-using products unless they comply with the regulated requirements.
For any questions or inquiries contact:
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
580 Booth Street