Canada unveils $20m clean energy programme

Canada unveils $20m clean energy programme

The government of Canada is currently looking for project proposals under the US$19.5 million Clean Energy Innovation Programme whose goal is to bring clean energy technologies closer to commercialisation.

The programme’s aim is to provide funding support to energy technology innovation focused at producing and using energy more efficiently.

Once commercialised, these clean energy technologies will be available for adoption, creating new opportunities for Canadian clean technology solutions that decrease greenhouse gas emissions both domestically and globally.

The scheme also helps Canada meet its Mission Innovation goal to double its 2014-2015 funding of $299 million for clean energy and clean technology research and development to $600 million by 2020.

Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources said: “We know the important role clean technology will play in our transition to a lower carbon economy. Through Mission Innovation, we’re making important investments to help our entrepreneur’s research, develop and demonstrate the use of clean energy technologies.”

The project proposal deadline has been set for 31 October 2016.

Under Mission Innovation, the country partners with 20 governments and the European Commission, which agreed to double their investments in transformative, clean energy research and development over five years.

It will also encourage private sector investment in clean energy technology and increase partnerships among participating countries.