CBA’s new Insights Article considers what Budget 2022 means for biogas & RNG. Budget 2022 covers a lot of ground with focuses on making life more affordable, investing in economic development, and investing in the clean economy. On April 7th, 2022, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, tabled her second federal budget, Budget 2022: A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable. Five key areas that are relevant for biogas & RNG are the big increase to the Agricultural Clean Technology Fund, the comeback for the Low Carbon Economy Fund, the establishment of investment tax credits, the refinancing of Smart Renewables and Electrification Pathways Program, and the potential support from Canada’s Infrastructure Bank.
The CBA has just released a new report funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Analysis of Regulatory Barriers Impacting Agricultural Biogas Development in Canada. In this report, regulatory pathways from all ten provinces in Canada were considered and the report summarizes regulations and requirements, and conclusions on barriers and potential solutions drawn from stakeholder experiences. After analysis of the barriers and potential solutions to province-specific challenges, this report makes recommendations on how regulatory barriers could be overcome and more Canada-wide regulatory harmonization achieved. These include developing tools that help stakeholders navigate the regulatory pathways and that educate government, increasing collaboration among government departments, and specific policy recommendations that would improve regulatory processes and encourage agricultural biogas development.
The CBA is pleased to welcome the 2022/2023 Board of Directors following the AGM election on March 30th. Meet your new Board of Directors. We continue to grow our depth and expertise with the addition of new directors to the board: Nicole Brunner, Enbridge Gas Inc; Raphaël Duquette, Énergir; Fiona Oliver-Glasford, ClearBlue Markets; Alexandra Sadvari, Gowling WLG; Paul Taylor, Bio-En Power; and Dana Wong, FortisBC.
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