Energy and Energy Efficiency

Energy-related issues are at the core of many debates, as they have the potential to have large-scale impacts of First Nations’ territories and activities. The FNQLSDI closely monitors these issues, in particular those related to oil and gas exploration and exploitation, pipeline projects, shale gas extraction, wind energy development and hydro dam construction. It provides a strategic watch service and relays up-to-date, high quality information to First Nations. Based on this analysis work, the FNQLSDI also makes recommendations and develops strategies and positioning tools that support First Nations in their decision-making process. Furthermore, it supports First Nations in the implementation of energy efficiency measures, allowing them to reduce energy consumption and therefore costs to families.

Diagnosis and Findings -> Residential Buildings and Community Buildings within the First Nations in Quebec

The TEQ-PN Committee has drafted the diagnostic as part of its work on the energy transition of residential and community buildings. This diagnostic tool allowed the Committee to assess the issues and draw conclusions on the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for energy efficiency in the communities’ real estate context. First Nations experts as well as experts from several agencies and departments contributed to the realization of the diagnosis.

Click here to download a copy of the Diagnosis.

For those who prefer quick readings, you can download the summary by clicking here.

Guide: Energy efficiency and green energy among First Nations

The FNQLSDI offer you a guide on energy efficiency and green energy among First Nations in english, french and three indigenous languages (anicinape, innu-aimun and mi’gmaw). In this guide, you will learn how to improve the energy efficiency of your home through small and simple actions. You will also find examples of projects using green energy that are applicable to your community!

Download HERE

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Some of our achievements include:

  • Organizing an information briefing within the Quebec Energy Issues Commission
  • Sharing portfolios and informational material related to various energy projects (9B Enbridge Line Inversion, TransCanada’s Energy East, shale gas development, oil and gas exploration and exploitation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence)
  • Organizing workshops on the topics of oil and gas in the St. Lawrence and their transportation through oil and gas pipelines
  • Producing various documents (comments and proposals regarding the global SEA on hydrocarbons, First Nations energy issues, etc.)
  • Facilitating the penetration of EconoLogis – a technical support program that aims to reduce residential energy consumption – in 10 First Nation communities
  • Providing recommendations to the Bureau de l’Efficacité et de l’Innovation énergétiques regarding the development of a new program targeting First Nations