Minister Oliver Promotes Canada's Clean Technology Industry

While speaking at the second Canadian Clean Energy Summit in Ottawa in late October, The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources, outlined the strategic role of the Government of Canada in advancing clean technology by supporting research and development and clean technology demonstration across Canada.

Minister Oliver highlighted the importance of partnering with industry and academia to maintain Canada’s leadership in clean energy and advancing Canadian interests in trade and investment in the natural resource sectors, including clean energy technologies.

"We must continue to focus on creating strategic partnerships and exporting Canada's clean tech expertise while expanding the reach of Canadian businesses," said Minister Oliver. "The global opportunities are waiting - particularly in the emerging markets - and they in turn will provide green jobs for Canada."

Since 2006, the Government of Canada has invested more than $10 billion to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and build a more sustainable environment. This includes investments in green infrastructure, energy efficiency, clean energy technologies and the production of cleaner energy and fuels.

This summer the Minister announced an investment of $53 million in clean technology through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC). The investment, from SDTC’s SD Tech Fund, includes 17 new clean technology projects across Canada in the areas of agriculture, transportation, mining and energy.

At that time Minister Oliver also highlighted that the Next Phase of Canada’s Economic Action Plan (Budget 2011) is providing an additional $40 million over two years to Sustainable Development Technology Canada. This funding will continue to support the development and demonstration of more clean technology projects through the SD Tech Fund.

- Beverly Brooks

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