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Canada and New Brunswick to Plant Over 52 Million Climate-Resilient Trees

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The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veteran Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, on the behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, alongside the Honourable Hugh J.A. (Ted) Flemming, New Brunswick Minister for Natural Resources and Energy Development, Annika Chiasson, Executive Director of New Brunswick Environmental Network, and Shane Boyd, Project lead of Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance, announced over $71 million in federal and provincial funding to support tree-planting projects in New Brunswick.


Government of Canada Announces 660 New EV Chargers in Nova Scotia

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Member of Parliament, Kody Blois, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Canada’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced federal investments in two organizations to install 660 Level 2 EV chargers across Nova Scotia.


Government of Canada Launches Strengthened Heat Pump Program with PEI

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Today, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, and Bobby Morrissey, Member of Parliament for Egmont, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, and the Honourable Steven Myers, Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Action, Government of Prince Edward Island (PEI), announced that Canada and PEI are fully co-delivering the strengthened OHPA program.


Canada and B.C. Invest in Infrastructure Upgrades to Support Critical Minerals Development in Northwest B.C. and Create Jobs Across the Province

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Today, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, with the Honourable Josie Osborne, B.C.’s Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation and the Honourable Rob Fleming, B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, announced a joint investment of $195 million to upgrade key highway infrastructure in B.C.’s northwest needed to support critical minerals development in the region, improve community access and safety, and create good mining jobs across the province.


Government of Canada Invests Over $9 Million to Enable Made-in-Canada Lithium Battery Supply Chain in British Columbia

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced two investments totaling over $9 million to Saltworks Technologies Inc. (Saltworks) and NORAM Electrolysis Systems Inc. (NESI) to support the battery supply chain in British Columbia under the Critical Minerals Research, Development and Demonstration (CMRDD) program. These investments will support Canada’s ability to address a gap in midstream lithium processing through the advancement of Canadian technologies.


Government of Canada Announces Support for Ekona Power Inc.’s Clean Hydrogen Development

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The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a new investment of $1 million from the Energy Innovation Program’s Clean Fuels and Industrial Fuel Switching initiative to Ekona Power Inc. This funding will support Ekona in advancing its methane pyrolysis solution for clean hydrogen production from natural gas. Building on the success of a prior program to develop and test Ekona’s xCaliber™ reactor, which was previously supported by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) through its Breakthrough Energy Solutions Canada Program, this project will support further development of the reactor and expand Ekona’s Burnaby test facility.


Government of Canada Invests in Antigonish’s Electrical Grid Modernization to Support Goal of 100% Clean Energy

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The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, announced a $9.7 million investment for grid modernization in the Town of Antigonish, Nova Scotia. This major investment will unlock more efficient uses of electricity within the community and allow for increased renewable energy sources such as wind and solar while driving down emissions and supporting sustainable jobs and communities.


New Request for Proposals and Tools to Deploy Thousands More EV Chargers Across Canada

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From coast to coast to coast, Canadians are saving thousands of dollars a year on gas by rapidly making the switch to electric vehicles, with over 320,000 new electric vehicles registered in 2023 alone. The Government of Canada is taking action to make it more affordable for Canadians to purchase, charge and drive electric vehicles (EVs) across the country while driving toward a net-zero future, including by making it easier to access public EV charging through historic direct investments, research and partnerships with the private sector and other levels of government.


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