A green energy technology development assistance program, with a budget of CAD$8M over two years, was recently established by the Québec government. The program is intended to stimulate research and innovation, foster an increase in the number of demonstrated new green energy technologies, and contribute to company growth and job creation.
The new program is aimed at sectors such as wind and marine turbines, solar and geothermal energy, hydrogen, bioenergies and electric vehicle technologies.
“Our government’s energy strategy has already sent a clear message that energy innovation is crucial. Our goal is to make Québec a leader in this area through the development of new forms of green energy,” said Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife Nathalie Normandeau.
The Deputy Premier and Minister also announced that a special team would be advising her on new and renewable green energy sources that should be explored in Québec and measures to take to ensure their development.
The team will comprise twelve members from various sectors linked to green and renewable energies development. Steven Guilbeault, Deputy Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson for Climate and Energy at Équiterre, will chair the team. A report is expected some time this winter.
Development Strategy for Québec’s Environmental Industry
Québec’s Energy Strategy
2006-2012 Climate Change Action Plan