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CME applauds launch of Alberta Industrial Energy Efficiency Program

Published by CME Webmaster on December 05, 2017

EDMONTON (December 5, 2017) -- Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) applauds the Industrial Energy Efficiency Program announced today by the Government of Alberta.

A $240-million industrial energy efficiency program was announced as part of a broader $1.3 billion innovation agenda. Also included in the government announcement were supports for oil sands innovation, commercialization and a loan guarantee program.

“Manufacturers and exporters in Alberta have successfully reduced their emissions intensity by investing in technology and improving processes,” said CME Alberta Vice President David MacLean. “This program will help manufacturers take the next step in further shrinking their environmental footprint while, at the same time, improving productivity and competitiveness.”

“Alberta manufacturers face stiff global competition every day,” added MacLean. “This program will return carbon levy dollars to manufacturers, so they can better compete on a global stage and further diversify the Alberta economy.”

About the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters:

Since 1871, Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters has been helping manufacturers grow at home and thrive around the world. In 2016, CME released ‘Industrie 2030' - a roadmap for doubling Canadian manufacturing activity by 2030. Our focus is to ensure the sector is dynamic, profitable, productive, innovative and growing. We aim to do this by strengthening the labour force, accelerating the adoption of advanced technology, supporting product commercialization, expanding marketplaces and, most importantly, ensuring a globally-competitive business environment. CME is a member-driven association that directly represents more than 2,500 leading companies who account for an estimated 82 per cent of manufacturing output and 90 per cent of Canada's exports.

For more information:

David MacLean
CME Alberta Vice President
(780) 965-4691
David.MacLean@cme-mec-ca

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