ST JOHN’S, N.L. – The premiers of British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador have signed a statement of co-operation to advance clean-energy solutions.
The two will focus on co-operation and information sharing on clean energy including, acceleration of clean hydrogen development, a B.C. government release said, adding “The two governments also intend to work together with their federal counterparts to make sure new tools and investments reduce risks associated with clean-growth initiatives and strengthen the global competitiveness of the clean-hydrogen sector.”
“While we may be premiers on opposite sides of the country, we share many common challenges and common opportunities to build a stronger, cleaner future. We’re both seeing the effects of climate change on our coastal provinces. And we both have growing clean-energy sectors and complementary export markets for our products. There is much we can accomplish by working together to unlock our full potential,” B.C. Premier David Eby said.
More than 50 per cent of Canadian hydrogen and fuel-cell companies are in B.C., the release said, and in 2021 it became the first province to release a comprehensive hydrogen strategy.
“Newfoundland and Labrador is perfectly positioned at this time of transition, with world-class wind resources, available Crown land, fresh water and deep sea ports that are free of ice. Like our friends in British Columbia, we recognize the impacts of climate change and look forward to continuing our conversations on moving forward in green-energy development,” Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey added.