Marine renewables – Canada’s national opportunity

Marine Renewables Canada (MRC) has hosted two outreach events in Ottawa last week in an effort to gain support for the sector and provide awareness about industry, highlighting marine renewable energy as a national opportunity.

MRC’s Open House event featured displays from 15 members as well as a series of industry updates from project developers, device developers, suppliers, and enabling/research organizations.

It attracted participation from several federal government departments including Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), Innovation, Science, & Economic Development, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), and Global Affairs Canada, as well as NGOs like the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

MRC states that the second event, the Reception on the Hill, was likely its best government outreach effort to date, with three ministers in attendance from Environment and Climate Change, Innovation, Science & Economic Development, and Fisheries and Oceans, as well as MPs from across the country, federal government staff, and a strong representation of our membership.

MRC is Canada’s wave, tidal, and river current energy association representing technology and project developers, utilities, researchers, and the energy and marine supply chain.

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