Government of Canada Expands Energy Efficiency Programs for Commercial and Institutional Buildings

OTTAWA Â- Owners and managers of commercial and institutional buildings will now find it easier to access energy-efficiency programs. The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), today announced details of the renewal of the Government of Canada’s financial incentives for these buildings. The two Government of Canada programs Â- the Commercial Building Incentive Program…

Governments of Canada and Nunavut Sign the First Climate Change MOU

IQALUIT, October 31, 2003 – The Honourable David Anderson, Canada’s Minister of the Environment, the Honourable Olayik Akesuk, Nunavut’s Minister of Sustainable Development, and the Honourable Ed Picco, Nunavut’s Minister of Energy, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Co operation on Addressing Climate Change. This is the first Federal/Provincial/Territorial Memorandum of Understanding to be…

Federal and Provincial Ministers and Industry Stakeholders Agree on Steps to Advance the Atlantic Oil and Gas Sector

ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Government of Canada, three of the Atlantic provinces and key representatives from the offshore oil and gas industry have agreed to continue to work towards the advancement of the offshore oil and gas sector. Participants at the Atlantic Energy Roundtable (AER) in St. John’s accepted recommendations stemming from work accomplished since…

Canada to Chair International Process for Curbing Trade in Conflict Diamonds

Foreign Affairs Minister Bill Graham and Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources, today announced that Canada has accepted to chair the Kimberley Process (KP), beginning January 1, 2004. The KP is a South African-led international initiative to curb the global trade in conflict diamonds. Conflict diamonds originate in areas controlled by rebel groups and are used…

Canada and India pursue greater cooperation in geomatics

CHANDIGARH Â- Canada and India signed an agreement today to cooperate in the field of geomatics. The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada, and Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister for Punjab, signed the agreement in India. Minister Dhaliwal was in Chandigarh today to accompany Prime Minister Jean Chrétien at a ceremony to officially open the new Canadian…

Government and Industry Agree on Principles for a Carbon Market in Canada

OTTAWA — The International Emissions Trading Association’s (IETA) Canadian Working Group on the Carbon Market (CWGCM) and the Government of Canada agreed today to a set of principles for the design and functioning of a market for greenhouse gas emission (GHG) compliance instruments in Canada. The Working Group includes leading Canadian corporations that are members and…

Energuide for Houses Retrofit Incentive Launched

OTTAWA — Canadian homeowners who successfully increase the energy efficiency of their houses will receive a helping hand from the Government of Canada. The Honourable Herb Dhaliwal, Minister of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), today announced that grant applications for the EnerGuide for Houses Retrofit Incentive are now being accepted. Under this initiative, the average incentive to…