There is a new player on the Canadian renewable energy landscape.
Yesterday, four major renewable energy organizations announced they were coming together as the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity, in order to “clean up and expand Canada’s electricity systems.”
The four organizations – the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), the Canadian Hydropower Association, and Marine Renewables Canada – see that there’s a role for each technology in the nation’s energy future. In a press release, Robert Hornung, President of CanWEA said,
“Different sources of renewable electricity have different attributes, but most importantly they can complement each other to ensure we have clean, reliable electricity systems across Canada.”
New members may join the Council under certain criteria, and so time will tell if organizations like the Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA), the Biogas Association, and others will get involved.
The Council acknowledges Canada’s position as a renewable energy leader, due largely to our vast hydropower resources. At the same time, the threat of climate change means that we all have an ongoing responsibility to do our part to shift our energy and transportation systems towards clean renewable energy sources.
For more on the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity: