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Sub-program 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-program is developing a supportive policy framework for marine renewable energy measures. The Sub-program will also continue to support production from renewable energy projects already deployed. This Sub-program is supported by ecoENERGY for Renewable Power, the Wind Power Production Incentive, and Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures programs.

Non-Financial Performance Information
Expected Result Performance Indicators Targets
Stakeholders have timely access to information on policy options for developing a regulatory framework for the development of 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 1 policy paper by March 31, 2015
Renewable electricity is produced by the projects supported by NRCan programs # of terawatt-hours (TWh) of clean electricity produced 16.9 TWh by March 31, 2014
Financial Performance Information ($ thousands)
Planned Spending Main Estimates
165,156 165,156

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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 GHG emissions that contribute to climate change. Thus, the Renewable Energy Deployment Sub-program 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 air pollutants. Thus the Renewable Energy Deployment Sub-program contributes directly to FSDS Target 2.1 – Air Pollutants.

Program Name: Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures

CAA Theme: Clean Energy

Description of Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures:

Under its Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures program, NRCan 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 2013-14:

For 2013-14, under the Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures program, NRCan will consult with stakeholders regarding the administration of marine renewable energy in the federal offshore.

Performance measures:

Key outcomes Indicators Targets Tracking Methods
Stakeholders have timely access to information on policy options for developing a regulatory framework for the development of 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 1 policy paper completed by March 31, 2015 Marine Renewable Energy Enabling Measures Program files
Program spending for 2013-14
Total CAA Program Planned Spending
$812,950

 

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