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NEIA supports provincial government’s work to establish renewable energy as a regional priority

For Immediate Release
January 22, 2020

(ST. JOHN’S, NL) – The Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) is supporting the provincial government’s work in establishing renewable energy as a regional priority for Canada.

Last week the Council of Atlantic Premiers agreed to ‘move forward in an expeditious manner on new clean, reliable, sustainable and affordable electricity generation, improving transmission networks, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the region.’

“We support the Premier, the current Chair of the Council, in helping make this a priority for the region,” said Kieran Hanley, NEIA’s Executive Director. “We haven’t scratched the surface yet on the renewable energy resources that we have in this province, and their development presents a significant opportunity for economic growth and diversification for Newfoundland and Labrador.”

“These clean energy resources can benefit the entire region, but the reality is that many of them are stranded,” said Hanley. “To facilitate their development, transmission infrastructure investments are going to be required and we were pleased to see the Council in agreement on that.”

Hanley says that NEIA and its members are looking forward to working with the provincial government in the development of a renewable energy plan for Newfoundland and Labrador. “Part of NEIA’s mandate is to help businesses from the province explore growth opportunities in global renewable energy industries,” he said, “so our members have worked on projects around the world – and have lots of experience and insight to offer on how we can grow this industry in our own backyard.”

NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the development of clean technology and the growth of the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. NEIA has over 200 members. More information can be found at http://www.neia.org.

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