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National Energy Board Temporary Members' Biographies

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Damien Côté is a senior executive and lawyer with extensive experience in regulatory and Indigenous law. He brings many years of involvement with environmental assessments for large resource projects.

Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference 2016 - Energy

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This year's Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference (EMMC), hosted by Manitoba, gave federal, provincial and territorial ministers an opportunity to discuss current opportunities and challenges related to building public confidence in energy development. Restoring the public's trust in environmental assessments and regulatory processes and ensuring that decisions are based on science, facts and evidence, including the traditional knowledge of Indigenous peoples, are key to enhancing confidence in the system.

Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference 2016 - Mining

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Canada's exploration, mining and mineral processing industry is an important contributor to the economic and social well-being of communities across the country. In 2015, the minerals sector directly and indirectly accounted for 563,000 jobs throughout the country in urban, rural and remote regions, including employing over 10,000 Indigenous people. From 2010 to 2014, Canada's minerals sector, on average, provided a total of $2.9 billion per year in taxes and royalties to governments that in turn are used to support public services from health care to education. Canada is the world's number one destination for global mining and exploration financing activity, where 52 percent of public mining and exploration companies are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange/Venture Exchange and almost $7 billion in equity capital was raised in 2015.

Backgrounder - 2016 Arctic Survey

| Natural Resources Canada Fisheries and Oceans Canada Global Affairs Canada | backgrounders

During the 2016 Arctic Survey, bathymetric and geophysical data about the shape and composition of the seabed will be collected to help define the outer limits of Canada's continental shelf in the Arctic Ocean.

Port Hope Project

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

The Port Hope Project involves the design, licensing and construction of an engineered above-ground low-level nuclear waste management facility.

Oil and Gas Clean Tech Program

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

The Government of Canada has made strong commitments toward building a low-carbon economy and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

ISO 50001 International Energy Management Systems Standard

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Through the Memorandum of Understanding on Climate Change and Energy Collaboration, Canada, the United States and Mexico continue to work together to promote global uptake of ISO 50001. The three countries have committed to set a North American implementation target by CEM8 in 2017 and create opportunities for the industrial, commercial and public sectors to implement ISO 50001.

RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Since 1998, the Government of Canada's RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software has been used for clean energy project analysis and implementation by governments, companies, and academic institutions around the globe. It is a unique decision support tool that can be used to compare different sources of energy by evaluating energy costs and savings, emissions reductions and the financial viability of renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.

North American Cooperation on Energy

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On February 12, 2016, energy leaders from Canada, Mexico and the United States met for the North American Energy Ministers Meeting. During the meeting, the energy leaders signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Climate Change and Energy Collaboration.

Electric Vehicle Request for Proposals

| Natural Resources Canada | backgrounders

Early action is needed to support the transition to lower carbon transportation, as vehicle choices made today will determine the mix of technologies on the road in 2030. Budget 2016 allocated $62.5 million over two years to support electric vehicle (EV) and alternative fuel infrastructure. There are two components to this funding.

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