Budget’s clean energy investments
We are pleased that the new federal budget makes smart investments for clean energy and climate action in Canada. Despite the election of Donald Trump, this budget leaves no question that clean growth remains a priority for Justin Trudeau’s government.
The budget points to clean technology as a huge opportunity for Canada. It makes investments that will grow Canada’s clean-tech sector, from financing to export support to smarter, cleaner procurement.
The budget also sets aside infrastructure dollars for clean energy, smart grids, energy storage and electric vehicle infrastructure—making sure those essential clean energy investments don’t get lost among other priorities.
And although the dollars won’t flow until 2019 or later, the budget provides the kind of nuts-and-bolts funding needed to deliver Canada’s new national climate plan. Writing regulations and strengthening building codes may not seem glamorous, but it’s necessary work that needs funding to get done.
Clean Energy Canada