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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 and launched a web platform where North American energy information can be easily accessed in one area.

Interim Measures for Pipeline Reviews

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The Government of Canada has introduced five principles that will guide its decision-making on major natural resource projects while the Government undertakes a review of environmental assessment processes. For two significant projects currently under review by the National Energy Board (NEB), the Trans Mountain Expansion project and Energy East Pipeline project, the Government of Canada will immediately take steps to ensure consistency with these principles.

Polar Continental Shelf Program Facility Upgrades

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Investments in national infrastructure are a key element in the Government of Canada's efforts to create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity.

Biographical Notes – Roderick Keith MacLeod

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Mr. Roderick Keith MacLeod has enjoyed a distinguished career of more than 30 years as a professional engineer and executive manager in the onshore and offshore oil and gas industry.

Biographical Notes – Steven Kelly

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Mr. Steven Kelly has over 30 years of practical expertise in maximizing the potential of conventional and unconventional energy resources and brings considerable technical and commercial knowledge of North American and global energy markets.

Port Hope Area Initiative

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The Port Hope Area Initative (PHAI) is the Government of Canada's commitment to the cleanup and safe long-term management of historic low-level radioactive waste within the neighbouring Ontario municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington.

Government of Canada's Satellite Station Facilities

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The Inuvik Satellite Station Facility (ISSF) has grown to accommodate three antennas, one owned by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR), one by a partnership between SSC (formerly the Swedish Space Corporation) and France's Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES), and one by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). SSC is installing their second antenna on the site in 2015. The ISSF is poised for significant further development.


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ENERGY STAR®, a government-backed international symbol of energy efficiency, identifies products and homes as high-efficiency performers in their category, helping consumers easily identify and select energy-efficient products to save them money and reduce energy use.

Passive House Window Project

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Through funding from Natural Resources Canada's Investments in Forest Industry Transformation (IFIT) program, Dynamic Windows and Doors will develop the first made-Canada Passivhaus wood window system to produce energy-efficient windows for passive houses.

Canada's Annual Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference - Energy

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At this year's Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference (EMMC), hosted by Nova Scotia, federal, provincial and territorial ministers discussed current opportunities and challenges for the energy sector related to diversifying markets, enhancing competitiveness, strengthening Aboriginal engagement, building infrastructure and improving environmental performance and protection.

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