Three Perspectives on Energy Management In Industry

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 70, No. 788, 1977

Edward R. Lauer, Industry Division, Office of Energy Conservation, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Ottawa

Energy conservation is an integral part of Canada's energy strategy. We must pursue conservation and energy management vigorously if we are to remain competitive in domestic and world markets, and minimize our reliance on external energy sources. Energy management in industry is discussed from three viewpoints: (1) as a means of directly improving profitability; (2) as a major factor in the supply picture; and (3) as a significant influence on Canada's balance of payments and over-all economic well-being. The Federal role in promoting a voluntary industrial energy conservation program is described.
Keywords: Energy resources, Conservation, Government policy, Office of Energy Conservation, Power costs.