Policy document: Tackling climate change by switching to clean power

In May, Marine Renewables Canada participated in a roundtable convened by Clean Energy Canada to discuss electrification and develop policy options that could feed into federal and provincial governments work on establishing a national climate plan for adoption by early 2017. The roundtable was also attended by Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Catherine McKenna who emphasized the importance of electrification as a climate change solution and stressed the need for collaboration of “unusual suspects” to work on policy solutions.

The outcome of the roundtable is a policy recommendations document “A Canadian Opportunity: Tackling Climate Change by switching to clean power” which was also submitted to the Climate Change Portal (and an earlier version was sent to you in mid-June).

The document has been well received by officials working on the national climate plan – and contains many recommendations that would support the advancement of marine renewable energy in Canada.

Clare Demerse of Clean Energy Canada has also synthesized aspects of the policy document in her blog post here.

Marine Renewables Canada will continue to work with Clean Energy Canada and other alliances like the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity (CanCORE) to advocate for increased clean electrification that will support the growth of our marine renewable energy sector and help Canada work towards a low carbon economy.

For questions, please contact Elisa Obermann at (902) 817-4317 or elisa@marinerenewables.ca