“The aim of this initiative is to help broaden our collective understanding of what the green economy is, and how it is active in our province,” says Ted Lomond, NEIA’s Executive Director. “Having a better understanding of what clean technology is – and what it can be – will be critical for the diversification of our province’s economy.”
Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are being asked to participate in consultations to inform the development of a new provincial climate change strategy. Input is requested by September 16, 2016. Engagements include in-person sessions across the province, a series of online consultations, and the ability to submit your ideas online at any time.
“The green economy and the clean technology and services which drive it represent a significant path for economic diversification and growth for Newfoundland and Labrador,” says Ted Lomond, Executive Director of NEIA. “This is a particularly exciting year for industry given the priority focus the Federal government is giving the environment and the support of the products and processes which protect it.”
Provincially owned and/or operated businesses, industry associations and non-profit organizations can apply for a maximum $15,000 non-repayable contribution for the development of new or improved technologies, products, services or processes that support the management of solid waste in Newfoundland and Labrador – at any stage of the waste management hierarchy (reduce, reuse, recycle or recover).
On June 7, 2016, the provincial government introduced its plans to achieve greenhouse gas emissions from industrial large emitters. NEIA is interested in hearing your feedback on greenhouse gas reporting requirements for Newfoundland and Labrador, and the business opportunities that may be generated through the introduction of reporting in the province.
The views and opinions expressed in these news articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect official NEIA policy or position.