Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) just released a groundbreaking Roadmap to guide policy and business development using energy and GHG emissions information in support of a lower carbon future for Atlantic Canada. At present, documenting energy use in Canada is fragmented and incomplete. The lack of standards means energy and related data sets cannot talk to one another. Through the research and consultations done for the Roadmap, it has become clear that we do not have all the energy use data we need in order to improve accountability, measure progress, and develop new goals and objectives for a lower carbon economy and for Smart Energy Communities. The Roadmap provides a guide to changing the way we collect, manage, use, and think about energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions data in a world of overwhelmingly large amounts of data. While the focus of the report is on Atlantic Canada, the applications and learnings are applicable to the entire country [excerpt from QUEST Press Release].
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