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- Peter Love Appointed Chair of Ontario Climate Consortium Governing Council
Peter succeeds renowned Canadian climate change expert Dr. Gordon McBean as the new chair of the OCC Governing Council. OCC develops projects that connect public and private sector end-users with researchers capable of delivering results on time and on budget. OCC’s team also has the know-how to access sources of funding when additional resources are needed to help push a project across the finish line. Members are Toronto Region Conservation Authority, York university’s faculty of environmental Studies, Region of Peel, McMaster Centre for Climate Change, University of Guelph and Western University.
- Critical Role of Energy Conservation in Addressing Climate Change
Peter was invited to make a presentation to the Oxford Symposium on population, Migration and Environment on the important role of energy efficiency in addressing climate change at Oxford University December 6, 2016. This was one of the few presentations on climate change and the only one that focused on energy conservation.
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- Lessons learned from Past Behavioural Change Initiatives: a View from the Trenched
This presentation was made to the annual “Behavior, Energy & Climate Change Conference” held in Philadelphia October 22, 2016. It summarized the importance of behaviour change in addressing climate change and then reviewed five case studies (anti-spitting early 1900s, non-smokers rights, impaired driving, curb side recycling and Toronto’s race to Reduce), three of which Peter was actively engaged as a leader. It concluded with a summary of lessons learned and areas for further research.
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- Peter Love Appointed to New Energy Efficiency Alberta Board
Peter was appointed to the new board of directors of Energy Efficiency Alberta, an agency established as part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan. Energy Efficiency Alberta will promote and support energy efficiency and community energy systems (including micro-generation and small-scale generation) for homes, businesses and communities. Initial programs include a Direct Install Residential Program, a Residential Consumer Products Program and a Business Non-Profit and Institutional Rebate Program.
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- Reducing Energy Consumption in Buildings
Peter was asked to make a presentation to a delegation of senior Korean government officials on reducing energy consumption in buildings. This presentation drew on Peter’s 40 year experience in energy policy which has focused on developing policies and programs to improve the energy performance of existing buildings.
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- Peter Love Elected 111th President of 168 Year Old Royal Canadian Institute for Science
At the May 19, 2016 annual meeting, Peter was elected volunteer President of RCI Science, Canada’s oldest scientific society founded by Sir Sanford Fleming and other community leaders in 1849. RCI Science works to enhance public awareness and understanding of science and to create an environment in which science can flourish, be appreciated, and contribute to all aspects of Canadian life and society.
- Peter Love Appointed First Chair of Toronto 2030 District Advisory Board
Peter was appointed the first chair of the Toronto 2030 District Advisory Board. The gaols of this group are to cut district-wide emissions in half, including zero-emissions from new buildings by 2030,Support a better understanding of where and why energy use, water use, and GHG emissions occur across the District, work in partnership with building owners, service providers and conservation groups to accelerate the adoption of best practices for building design and management and facilitate broad stakeholder dialogues to uncover and overcome systemic barriers to long term reductions in energy use, water use and GHG emissions.
- Peter Love Joins International Solar Solutions Board
Peter joined the board of International Solar Solutions whose first product is a solar-powered attic roof ventilation system designed for existing homes. After initial results proved very favourable, the company’s product is currently in the process of being tested in over 1,000 homes across Ontario.
- Peter Love Organizes Workshop “Teaching Energy Efficiency at the Post Secondary Level”
This 1½ day workshop was organized at York University June 16-17, 2014; see a report on this workshop. The results of this workshop were subsequently discussed at the International Green Educators Conference in Karlsruhe, Germany and at the Ontario Network for Sustainable Energy Policy workshop. It is also being used as the basis for a free on-line text book “Fundamentals of Energy Efficiency: Theory, Policies, Programs and Best Practices which will be available for the fall 2017 term.
Peter Love named to Canada’s 2014 Clean50 / October 7, 2013
(Toronto, ON, September 19, 2013) Peter Love has been named to Canada's 2014 Clean50. Peter is honoured in the category: Traditional Energy Generation & Retailers.
Peter is a "lifer" when it comes to electrifying the push to greater energy efficiency and is a leading advocate for a culture of conservation. He currently is President of the Energy Services Association of Canada, which advocates performance-based solutions to major energy efficiency retrofits. As Adjunct Professor at York University's Faculty of Environmental Studies, he has developed and teaches senior level courses on energy and environmental policy.
In his previous role as Ontario's first Chief Energy Conservation Officer, Peter was a leading advocate for energy conservation across the Province and played a key role ... (more...)
Energy Services Association of Canada / December 23, 2010
Eight leading energy services companies have joined together to create a new advocacy organization to promote greater use of performance based solutions to implement enery efficiency, renewable energy and infrastructure renewal projects. The web site (www.energyservicesassociation.ca) features 27 case studies of successful projects across Canada.