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Clean-tech innovation: why are there still barriers?

By Green Party Leader Elizabeth May.      

Banks are ready to continue funding fossil fuels and related infrastructure while missing out on the enormous economic opportunities presented by clean-tech.

It's time for banks and other institutions to stop being cheerleaders for new fossil fuel infrastructure, such as pipelines, while throwing up roadblocks to clean-tech innovation, writes Green Party Leader Elizabeth May. Photograph courtesy of Flickr/Maureen

The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been positioning itself as promoting clean growth and innovation. The “superclusters” may prove to be very effective enablers of innovative technologies. At this stage, they remain experimental. But the easy things to promote innovation and clean-tech are still untouched. It is hard to know why.

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