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Sub-activity 2.1.1

Renewable Energy Deployment

Description

Canada has abundant renewable energy resources and deployment of renewable energy technologies will diversify Canada’s energy mix and in the long-term help to decrease Canada’s GHG emissions.  The sub activity is developing a supportive policy framework for marine renewable energy measures.  The sub activity will also continue to support production from renewable energy projects already deployed.  This sub activity is supported by ecoENERGY for Renewable Power, the Wind Power Production Incentive, and Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures Programs.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Results Performance Indicators Targets Status Results
Stakeholders are informed in a timely manner of policy options for developing marine renewable energy in the federal offshore. Policy paper advancing knowledge of policy options for administering marine renewable energy in Canada’s federal offshore is produced on time March 31, 2015 To be provided in the corresponding DPR To be provided in the corresponding DPR
Production of renewable electricity Number of TW/hour of clean electricity produced 16.5 terawatt hours by March 31, 2013 To be provided in the corresponding DPR To be provided in the corresponding DPR
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Total Authorities Actual Spending
173,098 173,098 To be provided in the corresponding DPR

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FSDS Theme I – Addressing Climate Change and Air Quality

FSDS Goal 1 – Climate Change

Reduce greenhouse gas emission levels to mitigate the severity and unavoidable impacts of climate change.

FSDS Target 1.1 – Climate Change Mitigation

Relative to 2005 emission levels, reduce Canada's total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) 17% by 2020.

FSDS Implementation Strategy – Clean Energy

1.1.26  Supply financial aid and develop capacity to reduce GHGs through the adoption of emission reducing technologies and practices. (NRCan)

How Activity Supports FSDS Target

Financial incentives given to clean electricity projects will result in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Thus, Sub-activity – Renewable Energy Deployment contributes directly to FSDS Target 1.1 – Climate Change Mitigation.

FSDS Goal 2 – Air Pollution

Minimize the threats to air quality so that the air Canadians breathe is clean and supports healthy ecosystems.

FSDS Target 2.1 – Air Pollutants

Reduce air pollutants in order to maintain or improve air quality across the country and achieve the emission targets which are currently under development in consultation with the provinces and stakeholders.

FSDS Implementation Strategy – Clean Energy

2.1.16  ecoACTION programs reduce GHG emissions and can directly or indirectly contribute to air pollutant emission reduction. (NRCan, TC, INAC)

How Activity Supports FSDS Target

Financial incentives towards clean electricity projects will result in reductions of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants. Thus Sub Activity – Renewable Energy Deployment contributes directly to FSDS Target 2.1 – Air Pollutants. Also, the Wind Power Production Incentive Program and the ecoENERGY for Renewable Power program contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions and thus support the FSDS Implementation Strategy 2.1.16.

Program Name: Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures

CAA Theme: Clean Energy

Description of Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures:

NRCan’s Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures program will develop a set of federal policy options and recommendations for administering marine renewable energy in the federal offshore. The determination of related requirements will include the consultation of stakeholders.

Expected program results for 2012-13:

For FY 2012-2013, the Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures program will produce a report about regulatory approaches to offshore renewable energy management in other countries. 

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