Ottawa seeks input on clean tech in resource sectors
Aug. 29, 2016 - The Government of Canada wants to hear from people across the country about what clean technology in the natural resource sectors means to them.
August 30, 2016 By Natural Resources Canada
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Jim Carr, along with the Dominic LeBlanc, Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, and the Lawrence MacAulay, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, today officially launched the Let’s Talk Clean Resources interactive Web site (www.letstalkcleanresources.ca).
Through the site, Canadians will be able to ask questions, offer ideas and engage in the ongoing conversation about how the development and use of clean technologies in the natural resource sectors can help shape Canada’s future. The government also wants to hear ideas on how Canada can meet its commitments under Mission Innovation, a global effort to accelerate innovation aimed at making clean energy widely affordable.
Feedback and ideas received through the Let’s Talk Clean Resources site will be used to help create policies and initiatives to support clean technology and innovation in Canada’s natural resource sectors. Canadians have until October 2016 to provide their input. A report summarizing comments received will be prepared and made available to the public.
“Clean technologies will play a key role as Canada transitions to a low-carbon economy over time,” Carr said in a news release. “We want to hear from Canadians across the country about their ideas on how to use clean technology to create a greener and cleaner future for our natural resource sectors.”
The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy and protecting the environment and is proud to support measures that will help Canada take advantage of new global opportunities in clean technology, now and for the future. Budget 2016 committed to invest over $1 billion over four years, starting in 2017–18, to support clean technology, including in the forestry, fisheries, mining, energy and agriculture sectors.
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