ENERGY TRANSITION & CLIMATE CHANGE SOLUTIONS: Feb 27, 2021

QUOTABLES:

The highest added-value component in electric vehicles is the battery, the chemistry of the battery. Canada has its own in-the-ground opportunity to be a superpower in the battery space, which will drive where some of those investments are. The risk of Canada falling behind is a Canadian risk.

Flavio Volpe, president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association
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World News:

Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership

Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership

“It is in the shared interest of the United States and Canada to revitalize and expand our historic alliance and steadfast friendship to overcome the daunting challenges of today and realize the full potential of the relationship into the future. The Roadmap for a Renewed U.S.-Canada Partnership announced today establishes a blueprint for an ambitious and whole-of- government effort against the COVID-19 pandemic and in support of our mutual prosperity. It creates a partnership on climate change, advances global health security, bolsters cooperation on defense and security, and it reaffirms a shared commitment to diversity, equity, and justice. Bound by history and geography, the partnership between the United States and Canada endures because we invest in each other’s success.” 

President Joe Biden
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 
February 23, 2021

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Canada Headlines:

Diversifying our heat and power sources will create opportunities for all

The time is right for a new way, a distributed way, a collaborative way, to provide energy service in this province.

“Together we are stronger.”

Over the last while, COVID-19 has tested the meaning of this phrase and shown that we cannot only rise to the challenge, but that we as a province, as a country and as a people, can overcome and succeed. We’ve shown that when we work together for the common good — when we collaborate, listen and learn, when we care about and work to lift and help one another — then we all succeed. Together.

We’ve seen the strength of our communities, the importance of balancing self-sufficiency and local resilience with provincial and federal support in having accessible, affordable and reliable services for all. We’ve seen the amazing adaptability, responsiveness and ingenuity of local people, our businesses and industry in helping provide essential supplies and services.

The challenges we face are not over. There’s a very important challenge ahead as Saskatchewan looks to reshape how it generates and moves energy in this province over the next decade. Many billions of dollars will be spent. If we don’t find the right balance and scale of solutions, if we don’t work in a collaborative model to grow our community-scale energy solutions — residential and commercial solar, geothermal and wind, along with commercial and industrial scale cogeneration and combined heat and power — we will lose a unique opportunity for our businesses and communities, and ultimately, our province, to prosper and grow.

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