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Canada promotes renewable energy innovation in mining

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Canada promotes renewable energy innovation in mining

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 29 Jan 2019, 10:21 pm

Ottawa, Jan 29 (IBNS): Paul Lefebvre, parliamentary secretary to Amarjeet Sohi, who is Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced the country would be making a combined investment of $4.2-million for two TUGLIQ Energy Corporation projects in Nunavut and Quebec, media reports said.

Natural Resources Canada’s Energy Innovation Program (NRCEIP), which had received $49 million over three years, would be funding both projects to help with the transition to a low-carbon economy, support Canadian industry competitiveness, clean air and act on climate change.

“Today’s investments will help reduce reliance on diesel fuel and transform the energy landscape in Canada’s Arctic region...improve the region’s long-term economic stability and energy security...reducing pollution...Canada’s northern mining operations and communities,” said Lefebvre.

This  investment would be an important priority shared by federal, provincial and territorial governments to reduce reliance on diesel in Canada’s rural and remote communities and remote industrial sites and offer environmental benefits and economic opportunities.

TUGLIQ  Energie Co. would receive $283,000, which will enable it to complete a front-end engineering and design (FEED) and increased use of wind energy at a Nunavut mine and would exemplify that significant reductions in diesel consumption can be achieved through this as well as adapt to logistically-challenging, secluded locations and harsh climates around the world.

“TUGLIQ Energy is pleased to partner with its mining customers...avoid the use of millions of litres of diesel...advanced alternative technologies that will eventually find their way into neighbouring communities...our projects have been selected, and we thank NRCan for its support economic sector of importance to Canada,” said Laurent Abbatiello, TUGLIQ Energy.

RAGLAN 2.0, a large scale renewable energy smart grid, would recieve the second investment of $3.9 million to expand Nunavik’s first renewable energy production and storage centre for 16 regional mining operations and Inuit communities in this Arctic region, as well as other mining operations abroad.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)

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Canada promotes renewable energy innovation in mining

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