VEIC was recently honored to receive prominent mention in a brief history of the energy efficiency program provider Efficiency Nova Scotia (ENS). Appearing this spring in Between the Issues, a publication of Ecology Action Centre (EAC) in Halifax, the article “Energy not Wasted: The History of Efficiency Nova Scotia” recalls VEIC’s late co-founder Blair Hamilton as “a trusted expert for all energy stakeholders … integral to creating Nova Scotia’s efficiency policy framework.” Written by Brendan Haley, the EAC’s energy coordinator at the time of ENS’s formation, the history provides an eye-witness account of the province’s journey to transform Canadian demand-side management from a concept to a reality in 2005-2008.
All of us at VEIC are grateful to Brendan Haley for bringing this pioneering period in Canadian energy history to light and for capturing the strength of Blair Hamilton’s mind and the depth of his determination. We’re proud of VEIC’s role in the formation of the highly successful Efficiency Nova Scotia and we strive to uphold Blair’s standards in continuing to use VEIC’s experience to drive positive change with our partners and clients.
Read "Energy not Wasted: The History of Efficiency Nova Scotia" by Brendan Haley. This article was originally published in Ecology Action Centre, Between the Issues, Vol. 32, No. 1, p. 16-17.