The federal minister discusses the new Generation Energy report, the merits of a federal program for high-risk emerging renewables, and what to expect at next month's natural resources ministers' meeting.
The Canada-United Arab Emirates Business Council was in Calgary this past week to boost economic development.
The federal government has an important leadership role to play. It can provide incentives for provinces to come to the table and remove unnecessary barriers to electricity trade.
The Generation Energy Councilâ€™s new report is less of a blueprint than a North Star for Canadaâ€™s clean-energy futureâ€”pointing us to where Canadians want to go, and how to achieve that transformation.
Cooperation between levels of government will be important, but to meet the target Canada will have to continue to spend on renewable energy.