The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced $23.4 million for EDF Renewables Canada’s Cypress 2 Wind Project in southern Alberta. The project will increase renewable energy capacity and grid services in Alberta, while significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and creating good jobs in the province.
In this context, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, released Canada’s Carbon Management Strategy at the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. The strategy articulates the role of carbon management in Canada’s path to a prosperous net-zero economy and the federal actions that are being taken to support the development and deployment of world-class carbon management technologies in Canada. The Strategy specifically outlines five key priority areas for the Government of Canada to promote a competitive and robust carbon management industry.
Energy efficiency is a critical solution to climate change, reducing emissions and helping Canadians to save money on their energy bills. The Government of Canada is pleased to work with partners to advance this work. The important work of ENERGY STAR Canada award recipients brings us one step closer to achieving Canada’s low-carbon future.
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, launched a call for expressions of interest (EOI) for the Indigenous Forestry Initiative (IFI). This Initiative supports Indigenous-identified priorities, awareness, influence, inclusion and leadership in the forest sector.
Electric vehicles are a win-win for families looking to save money while reducing pollution — from cheaper refuelling to lower maintenance costs. The widespread shift to electric is also a tremendous economic opportunity, creating manufacturing jobs across the country to meet demands along the EV value chain.
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, announced an investment of $223,440 through the Green Municipal Fund for three projects that will test approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from transportation in communities across British Columbia.
That is why the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, alongside Sebastian Burduja, Minister of Energy of Romania; Cosmin Ghiţă, CEO, Societatea Naţională Nuclearelectrica; and Rareṣ Burlacu, President, Romanian Agency for Trade and Investment, announced Canada’s decision to support Romanian energy security and climate action through $3 billion in available export financing to Nuclearelectrica S.A. (SNN), the national operator of the Cernavoda Nuclear Generating Station. This investment will support further Canadian jobs and business activity in Romania’s nuclear sector.
The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced over $175 million in federal investments for 12 Alberta-based clean energy projects that will create thousands of jobs and enable local economic growth and while delivering clean, affordable energy to communities. Once fully implemented, these projects will reduce emissions equivalent to taking nearly 325,000 gas-powered cars off the road every year, resulting in cleaner air and healthier communities.
Today, the Honourable Gary Anandasangaree, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on the behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Friends of the Rouge Watershed announced a joint investment of more than $1.1 million to plant 31,500 native trees in the Greater Toronto Area.