Last autumn, our CEO Tonya Surman was named one of 50 outstanding contributors to Clean Capitalism. The “Clean50” are selected from 16 diverse categories including, academia, different levels of government, thought leaders and advocates, and are based on accomplishments delivered over the prior two years.
This week she is joining with 210 past and present recipients of the award in signing a letter asking governments for a clean reset for a healthy, just, and prosperous Canada.
An excerpt from the letter:
“We know rapid deployment of all forms of renewable energy is a dependable path to a cleaner future, creates far more jobs-per-dollar invested, and is already the cheapest way to generate electricity. As but one example, a $1 billion investment dedicated to solar in Canada’s Climate Action Investment Fund would unlock $3 billion in private investment, create 20,000 jobs, and deploy enough solar energy to power ~240,000 residences with 8 cents per kWh electricity for the next 20+ years. Similar results come from investments in energy storage, and wind, hydro and geothermal energy. We ask that the Federal Government provide the Canadian Infrastructure Bank greater flexibility to invest in district renewable-energy projects, and provide incentives for selecting low-carbon-footprint solar panels. We know that distributed renewable energy of all sorts also adds resilience to our homes, businesses, and communities, in preparation for the wilder weather that lies ahead.”
You can read the full letter here. Canadians are urged to support this message by forwarding this letter to each of their elected representatives via an email or a telephone call.