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The province of British Columbia has dropped a partial grade in the 2009 National Energy Efficiency Report Card.

The report released by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance shows the province has dropped down from an A+ to an A since 2007 when the last report was issued.

The CEEA evaluates the federal, provincial, and territorial governments based on how energy efficient they are. It also considers other key factors such as creating energy efficiency acts, supporting building codes that promote energy efficiency, and transportation initiatives.

The Province was complimented on its LiveSmart Efficiency Incentive Program, its program to recycle old vehicles and building code standards.

Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec all received an A+ but most other provinces received lower rankings than B.C., including Saskatchewan (B-), Alberta (B+), and the Northwest Territories (C).

The federal government received a B+ grade which was attributed to their new ecoENERGY program which provided financial support to homeowners to complete energy-saving projects.

The report cards have been released on a biennial basis since 1999.

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