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Policy Briefing: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

Energy experts hopeful new NRCan Minister will continue to diversify Canada’s energy portfolio

Energy Minister Joe Oliver's investment background will be tested by reductions to renewable energy R&D funding, says experts, critics.
Countries that thrive in the 21st century will be those that understand that the way we produce and consume our energy have major implications both for the competitiveness of our economy, and the sustainability of our environment.
The N.W.T. is leading the country in the conversion of commercial buildings to wood pellet heating. The federal government should get on board.
Environment Minister Peter Kent is a good communicator, but critics say he's not interested in seriously tackling climate change.
The federal government has invested about $1.4-billion over the past nine years into sustainability technology, says Vaughan.
Energy experts split on whether renewables could replace nuclear's contribution to emission free electricity.
Senate Energy Committee's hearings provide a sober second thought on feds' lack of energy strategy.

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