Yesterday, CanGEA Operations Intern, Nazifa Rahman and Policy Intern, Kayla Wilson-Layton, attended the Global Trends in Clean Tech Panel Discussion hosted by Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance (ACTia) and Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL). The productive and informative panel discussion focused on several topics:
1. A focus on clean technology and renewable energy funding opportunities – including grants and private funding
2. Best practices to access both the global and domestic markets
3. The need for the execution and implementation of the multitudes of innovative ideas brought forward
Alberta's transition to a capacity market, Canada’s 2030 commitment, the Paris Accord and a renewed interest in Arctic policy, all indicate a policy window that has opened. Geothermal energy, a dispatchable resource, could be used for electricity and heat alike, all while being advantageous to achieve Canada’s environmental commitment and endeavours. CanGEA looks forward to further participation in stakeholder sessions to continue to understand the best path forward for the industry and our members from a policy and business stand point.