Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:1997
Date Ended:31 March 2007
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:
Agency:Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)
Legal References:Budget 2000
Funding:Budget 2000; Budget 2003; CAD 55 million over 7 years

The Government of Canada Action Plan 2000 on Climate Change committed the Government of Canada to purchasing 20% of its electricity requirements from emerging renewable energy sources by 2010. Pilot projects for purchases in Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island for a total of 45 gigawatt hours annually had been funded under Budget 2000. Purchases of an additional 400 gigawatt hours annually are planned in the balance of the provinces where fossil fuels are used to generate electricity.

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