OTTAWA, Feb. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - In support of Canada's goal for a clean
energy strategy, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) participated in
the Energy Policy Institute of Canada (EPIC) Canadian Energy Strategy
Feedback Conference on February 16, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta.
"Working with all forms of energy is essential to our mandate," Doug
Black, President of EPIC said. "The voice of the CPA ensures that we
address issues that impact the propane industry and its customers."
The conference, organized by EPIC to discuss a new approach to energy
policy in Canada, included a submission that contained key
recommendations for improvements within the energy sector. Three key
improvement areas endorsed by the CPA are regulation, literacy and
The CPA supports the need for a regulatory regime that is both efficient
and effective, and feels that this can be achieved by eliminating
overlapping and inconsistent requirements at the federal, provincial
and municipal levels. Streamlined regulations limit the cumulative
administrative burden and costs imposed on business, while achieving
the intended policy objectives.
CPA President & CEO, Jim Facette, said, "the propane industry supports a
regulatory regime that will reduce unnecessary duplication and
uncertainty - particularly as natural gas exploration and production
activities shift focus to areas rich in propane and other natural gas
liquids." Canada is the fifth largest energy producer in the world and
the sixth largest propane producer in the world.
Additionally, the CPA also supports the energy literacy and innovation
recommendations put forth by EPIC. The propane industry encourages the
partnership of government and industry for literacy initiatives that
help Canadian citizens make informed decisions about their energy
choices, as well as innovation programs that drive new markets and give
Canadians access to the best technology available.
"As a low-carbon fuel that is available anywhere for a multitude of
uses, we believe that propane is an essential partner in any energy
strategy", added Mr. Facette.
About the Canadian Propane Association With over 400 members, the Canadian Propane Association (CPA) is the
national voice of the Canadian propane industry, a multi-billion dollar
industry that impacts the livelihood of tens of thousands of Canadians.
The mission of the Association is to facilitate the growth and best
practices of performance for the propane industry in Canada, by acting
as a unified champion for the entire industry regardless of geography
or place on the propane value chain. The CPA's vision is to be the
respected voice of and destination for the propane industry in Canada,
and to champion a safe propane industry.
SOURCE CANADIAN PROPANE ASSOCIATION
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