Bruce Cameron, Envigour

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Q: Please tell me something interesting about yourself?
I have more than 40 years’ experience examining public policy issues in Canada – with more than a decade of leadership in designing and implementing energy policy in Nova Scotia.

Q: Why is energy efficiency so important?
Efficiency is critical in our pursuit to avoid disastrous impacts from climate change. The International Energy Agency expects more than half of the reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG) we need to achieve will come from efficiency gains.

Q: What do you perceive the impact of climate change to be on the built environment?
Climate change impacts such as rising seas levels (think about all that ice melting) have a very significant impact on a coastal province like Nova Scotia.

Q: If there was one thing you’d want people to understand about your work, what would it be?
We need to think long-range and develop a plan for a permanent reduction in the amount of energy we use.

Q: What would your colleagues say will be the most interesting point from your presentation?
There are many ways to reduce our use of energy – from technology to social marketing and new regulatory approaches – we will need them all.

Q: Why should someone attend your presentation?
Hopefully to gain insights into the interconnection between efficiency and climate change and the new driver for efficiency investment.