CREIN members will work together to advocate for a much greater role for renewable energy in the Federal Government’s response to air pollution and climate change.

While Canada currently meets 17% of its primary energy supply and over 60% of its electricity needs with renewables, this only represents a fraction of the country’s enormous potential for increased development of mature and emerging renewable technologies.

The Federal Government is now consulting on the details of its Regulatory Framework for Air Emissions and CREIN members will actively collaborate in this process to ensure that renewable energy is an important element of the Government’s strategy. Specifically, CREIN is seeking to ensure that renewable energy be allowed to participate in any future emissions trading systems through the creation of offsets, that any technology fund support the deployment of renewables while past efforts to deploy renewable energy projects are recognised and credited.

The four associations working together as CREIN are: the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition (CGC), the Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA), the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), and the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

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