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Liberals deliver Renewable Energy Plan two years late, without details: Parrott
Parrott says he’s not convinced government is committed to its own Renewable Energy Plan.
Thursday, December 16, 2021

(December 16, 2021) – Lloyd Parrott, Shadow Minister for the Department of Industry, Energy, and Technology and MHA for Terra Nova, says he’s not convinced government is committed to its own Renewable Energy Plan.

“The plan announced today is welcome, as it demonstrates just how much potential there is in the renewable energy sector in our province. However, the plan is two-years overdue, it lacks any deliverable dates, and has zero dollars attached to make these goals a reality,” said Parrott.

“We need to realize our renewable energy potential in Newfoundland and Labrador, but I’m not convinced the Liberal government is committed to that goal by this plan.”

Parrott is pleased to see that the plan includes elements committed to by the PC Party in the most recent Blue Book, including the development of wind power, reducing the reliance on diesel fuel in isolated communities, and the development of renewable energy education and training programs in this province.

“The PC Party supports the development of renewable resources such as wind power, and we support reducing our reliance on fossil fuels, all while developing training and employment for our residents. However, the report was supposed to be released two year ago. The fact that this report is late and does not have clear measurable targets leads me to question how serious the Liberal government is about developing our renewable resources,” said Parrott.

“We know the importance of non-renewable resources to the economy today, but our energy resources will need to be renewable in Newfoundland and Labrador in the decades ahead. Government should work to identify jobs and training opportunities to ensure a smooth transition for workers and their families. That’s why it’s so critical this plan be enacted quickly, with firm, measureable goals.”

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