Canada’s spending on renewable energy has fallen into a bit of a lull, or as Clare Demerse, federal policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada describes it “an intermission.” Investment was down about $2 billion in 2015, but is poised to rebound in the future.
The Lutsel K'e Dene First Nation (LKDFN) is the latest First Nation community to benefit from Bullfrog Power’s funding program. The company provided a grant to the Aboriginal community, located east of Yellowknife on the Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories, so it could build a 35 kW solar installation and reduce its dependence on diesel for electricity generation.
More prepared to pay for infrastructure upgrades, improvements
That more than half of Canadians believe water is the country’s most important natural resource is a great starting point for future conversations on water related infrastructure spending, according to findings in the RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Survey.