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Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD)


The Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD) is the Government of Canada's co-ordinator of energy research and development (R&D) activities. Thirteen federal departments and agencies receive funds from OERD to undertake R&D and technology demonstrations in six priority areas:

  • Oil and Gas
  • Clean Electric Power Generation
  • Clean Transportation Energy
  • Clean Energy Systems for Buildings and Communities
  • Clean Energy Systems for Industry
  • Sustainable Bioenergy

OERD’S Funding Programs

Environmental Studies Research Fund

OERD is responsible for the Secretariat for the Environmental Studies Research Fund, a research program that sponsors environmental and social studies to assist in the decision-making process related to oil and gas exploration and development in Canada's frontier lands.

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