While there’s lots of angst and hand-wringing — deservedly so — about Canada and the world’s ability to get to net zero carbon emissions by 2050, there are also plenty of commercial opportunities arising because of that effort.
At Manitoba Environmental Industries Association’s second annual Cleantech Conference on Wednesday, Jack Winram, the organization’s executive director, said that’s the message he wanted to get out.
“Explaining the importance of cleantech to get us to net zero is extremely important,” he said. “That translates into a real opportunity for Manitoba.”
Manitoba’s abundant green energy generated by Manitoba Hydro’s hydroelectricity and the fact that 29 of the 31 minerals critical to the green economy are present under the rock and soil of Manitoba theoretically gives this province an advantage.
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