Peter Love appointed Ontario's first Energy Conservation Officer
TORONTO, ONT-Energy efficiency expert Peter Love was appointed last week as Ontario's first Chief Energy Conservation Officer, effective May 16, 2005. In this position, he will head the province's new Conservation Bureau, a division of the Ontario Power Authority established through the Electricity Restructuring Act, 2004. Love has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental field and has focused on energy conservation for over ten years. He is currently executive director of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance and is former president of EnerQuality Corporation as well as a partner in the Summerhill Group. In accordance with its mandate to help the government meet its target of reducing peak electricity demand growth in Ontario by 5% by 2007, the Conservation Bureau will:
* develop province-wide conservation programs to help consumers save energy and save money;
* promote energy conservation and the efficient use of electricity;
* assess the technical, economic and market potential for conservation in the province; and
* report on Ontario's progress in achieving its conservation targets and assess what further action is required.