WASHINGTON--Canada and the U.S. are worse than China when it comes to energy efficiency, according to a new international scorecard.
Only Russia fared more poorly, placing last among the world's top 12 economies, with Canada lagging at 11th and the U.S. in 9th, according to the first-ever International Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Canadians can't simply shrug off the findings as a consequence of higher heating costs and low population density, the report's authors say, because the rankings reflect adjustments for climate and geography.
But... but... we're focused like a laser on the economy! Wouldn't efficient energy use help with that? Not to mention what it would do to help lower GHG emissions.