The Clean Energy in Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) program supports projects across Canada to reduce the reliance of rural and remote communities on fossil fuel for heat and power. This program also supports community-level capacity building to increase clean energy opportunities, including renewables and energy efficiency, and contribute to reducing diesel reliance in rural and/or remote communities.
The Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) in Mine Tailings project will advance new technologies for mineralizing CO2 captured from air and flue gas within the mineral waste stream of mine operations. This will sequester CO2 as a stable and benign carbonate and achieve a net reduction in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of mine operations.
Canada welcomed over 25 countries to the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial and 4th Mission Innovation Ministerial where countries discussed progress toward advancing the development of global clean energy policy, technology and innovation. Canada outlined principles to achieve a cleaner energy future, while promoting sustainability, resilience and energy security. These aims include the need to be inclusive and harness the leadership of women, Indigenous peoples and youth in developing the most innovative solutions.
Project summaryThe Haida Gwaii Clean Energy Project seeks to transition the island to 100 percent renewable energy using a multi-phased approach. The Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities program will fund Phase 1 of this project, which has two distinct stages. Local training programs as well as community energy literacy will be incorporated in each aspect of the project.
On February 22, 2019, Gagan Sikand, Member of Parliament for Mississauga–Streetsville, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, announced more than $1.3 million to support six climate change projects in Southern Ontario focused on water management and infrastructure, through Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Program.
The Government of Canada today announced more than $1.6 billion to support jobs and workers in Canada’s oil and gas sector, as Canada seeks to diversify export markets for its resources beyond the United States. These measures will support workers and their families, foster competitiveness and improve the long-term environmental performance of the oil and gas sector.
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, announced funding of $6.45 million for six projects in British Columbia under the Investments in Forest Industry Transformation program and the Indigenous Forestry Initiative through the Strategic Partnerships Initiative for Indigenous Economic Development.
A smart electrical grid is one that makes better use of existing generation, transmission and distribution assets, increases energy efficiency, ensures safer and more secure delivery of electricity and ultimately provides a higher quality of service for customers.