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CPA Appears Before Senate Committee

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The CPA  was invited to appear before the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on October 24. Click here to watch the testimony.

The Committee is examining the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy to meet the Government of Canada’s announced targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions. 

The Committee’s objective is to understand the scope of issues, identify key questions and considerations, and receive any recommendations from the CPA to provide to the federal government.

The Committee will review and report on:
  • The impact of transitioning to a low carbon economy on energy end-users, including Canadian households and businesses; 
  • The most viable way the electricity, oil and gas, transportation, buildings and trade-exposed energy intensive industry sectors can contribute to a low carbon economy in meeting Canada’s emission targets; 
  • Identified cross-sector issues and will undertake case studies, if necessary, on specific programs or initiatives aimed at reducing GHG emissions; and
  • Areas of concern and make any necessary recommendations to the federal government that will help achieve GHG emission targets in a manner that is sustainable, affordable, efficient, equitable and achievable. 

"During our presentation, we were impressed that the Senate Committee was receptive to learning about propane," said President and CEO Nathalie St-Pierre. "We were able to showcase how propane can help Canada reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create jobs. These include solutions in the key areas of residential and rural sectors, Indigenous and remote communities, transportation, as well as taking advantage of economic and development opportunities in exports and petrochemical facilities. We look forward to future opportunities to illustrate how propane can be a game changer for Canada."


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