Implementing an Energy Strategy for Canada


ST. JOHN’S, July 17, 2015 – Premiers released the Canadian Energy Strategy, a demonstration of their commitment to strengthening the economy, creating jobs, ensuring a secure supply of energy for all Canadians, supporting energy innovation and addressing climate change.

The Strategy provides the foundation for provinces and territories to work together on energy priorities and the shared goals of ensuring Canada is a recognized international leader in sustainable and secure energy production, supply and transportation. Provinces and territories have a shared interest in energy collaboration aimed at these objectives.

Through agreement on a vision, common principles and objectives for energy development, provinces and territories are now better positioned to identify opportunities to develop, transport and transmit energy and to promote a robust research and technology sector to enhance the competitiveness of Canada’s energy sector and encourage the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Canada’s energy future will require a diverse portfolio of policies that send a strong, long-term signal across the economy to enhance energy efficiency, lower our carbon footprint and support the technological innovations required to drive these priorities. Premiers agree on the importance of transforming how we use and produce energy with cleaner and more sustainable approaches, which is part of governments’ broader economy-wide approach to addressing climate change.

Premiers noted that provincial and territorial governments will collaborate in different ways to pursue initiatives and address energy issues in line with their unique strengths, challenges and priorities.

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Contact:

Heather MacLean
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
(709) 729-3581
heathermaclean@gov.nl.ca