In November 2015, Premier Wynne and the Hon. Glen Murray, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced the provincial government’s Climate Change Strategy. The Premier and Minister Murray were joined by a number of their Cabinet colleagues for the announcement. At the announcement, Minister Murray stated that the development of the strategy was one of the biggest cross-government exercises in recent memory.
The Climate Change Strategy highlighted five areas of transformation:
- A prosperous low-carbon economy with world-leading innovation, science and technology
- Government collaboration and leadership
- A resource-efficient, high-productivity society
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions across sectors
- Adapting and thriving in a changing climate
This strategy spoke, in part, about the growing role of renewable energies (wind, solar and geothermal) in helping to achieve the targets of the strategy. Renewable energy initiatives in Canada were also a discussion topic of the federal delegation under Prime Minster Justin Trudeau at the Paris conference on Climate Change that took place in December 2015.
Unfortunately, in 2016 the Ontario government failed to advance any of the initiatives announced in 2015 and it remains unclear as to how or when these new initiatives will be introduced.
Quantum Geothermal and many of our industry partners continue to advocate and promote the use of geothermal and other renewable energy sources.
If you would like to learn more or get involved contact Quantum Geothermal. We can refer you to local organizations, other related publications and educational materials can be made available to you as a free service.