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Quebec and France Conclude Partnership Agreement on Energy Transition, Including Hydrogen

By June 7, 2019 4   min read  (681 words)

June 7, 2019 |

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Transition énergétique Québec concludes a partnership agreement with the French Environment and Energy Management Agency

Québec Energy Transition (TEQ) is proud to announce the signing of a three-year partnership and collaboration agreement with the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, a French public institution whose mission is similar to that of TEQ. 

This agreement was formalized at a ceremony held today during the Movin’on 2019 Summit in the presence of the President and CEO of Transition Énergie, Ms. Johanne Gélinas, and the President and CEO. of the Environment and Energy Management Agency, Mr. Arnaud Leroy.

This partnership will include the exchange of good practices, the sharing of experiences and knowledge in planning and the implementation of energy transition and efficiency policies and initiatives. The fields of innovation and technologies related in particular to mobility, the management of energy in all its forms, including the valorization of heat discharges, as well as hydrogen and its direct and indirect applications have been recognized as priorities . The goal is to develop actions related to how the energy transition can be deployed efficiently and effectively.

It should be noted that this agreement is a follow-up to the Energy Transition Québec mission in France in November 2018, during which representatives of various French companies and institutions involved in the energy transition were met, among other things, to learn about governance structures and measures that promote energy transition and explore the potential for partnerships.

Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region said,”Quebec is already a model in North America in its fight against climate change thanks to its commitment, its expertise and its sources of green energy, including hydroelectricity. The government is proud to formalize this collaborative agreement for the development and sharing of knowledge beyond our borders. This gesture represents one more step towards completing the energy transition that is needed here as elsewhere in the world. ”

Johanne Gélinas, President and CEO of Transition énergétique Québec said, “Like Quebec, France is fully committed to the energy transition. This partnership with the French Environment and Energy Management Agency will allow the sharing of expertise and knowledge as the provision of new knowledge and the exchange of information on energy transition, program and innovative solutions are pillars for the success of this social project that is the energy transition. ”

Arnaud Leroy, President and CEO of ADEME said, “The ecological transition must be based on the logic of greater cooperation. Only then can we accelerate the transformation of our society at a speed compatible with the challenges we face, because the battle of the climate does not stop at our borders, it concerns the whole of the humanity. With this partnership, we aim to share our expertise and knowledge, to share, share and compare our experiences, to enable the development of actions in favor of a change of model towards a more sustainable society. ”

Highlights:

Transition energetique Québec is a Crown corporation that was created in April 2017 to ensure Québec’s energy transition. Its mission is to support, stimulate and promote energy transition, innovation and efficiency as well as to coordinate the implementation of all programs and measures necessary to achieve the energy targets defined by the government.

The Master Plan in transition, innovation and energy efficiency of Quebec contains 225 measures that will enable Québec, by 2023, to improve its energy efficiency by 5% and reduce its oil consumption by 12% compared to the level 2013. All the measures contained in this plan could contribute to a reduction of GHG emissions of 5.4 million tonnes of eq. CO2.

ADEME is a French public institution that participates in the implementation of public policies in the fields of environment, energy and sustainable development. In order to enable them to progress in their environmental approach, the Agency provides its businesses, local authorities, public authorities and the general public with its expertise and advice.

Related links:

To learn more about Energy Transition Quebec, visit transitionenergetique.gouv.qc.ca .

To find out more about ADEME, visit www.ademe.fr

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