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FPAC Seeks Support for 30X30 Climate Challenge Effort (Ind. Report)
Forest Products Association of Canada
Date: 2016-10-28
In Ottawa, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is asking for a formal partnership with the federal government to help develop the bio-economy, further its ambitious 30X30 Climate Challenge and help expand the alternatives to products made by fossil fuels.

FPAC is looking for a $250 million investment over four years to accelerate the deployment of clean technology and calling on the development of a bioeconomy cluster to allow the industry to partner with other sectors on leading-edge innovation and to advance the fight against climate change. FPAC is also calling for an investment of $200 million over the next four years to build on the sector's world-leading science, research and development.

FPAC provides a voice for Canada's wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $65 billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2 pct of Canada's GDP and is one of the country's largest employers operating in hundreds of communities and providing 230,000 direct jobs across the country. (Source: Forest Products Association of Canada, 26 Oct., 2016) Contact: Forest Products Association of Canada, Derek Nighbor, CEO, Fiona McDonald, Communications, (613) 563-1441x318, fmcdonald@fpac.ca www.fpac.ca; FPAC Climate Challenge, www.fpac.ca/30by30

More Low-Carbon Energy News Forest Products Association of Canada,  Bioeconomy,  Biofuel,  Climate Change,  


Bullfrog Supports FPAC "30 by 30" Climate Challenge (Ind. Report)
Canadian Wood Council,Forest Products Association of Canada
Date: 2016-09-26
Ontario-headquartered Canadian green energy provider Bullfrog Power is reporting a partnership that will see both the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Wood Council (CWC) choose 100 pct green electricity and 100 pct green natural gas for their head offices in Ottawa. The FPAC and CWC commitment builds on FPAC's ambitious "30 by 30" Climate Challenge that proposes to remove 30 megatonnes of CO2 a year by 2030 -- more than 13 pct of the federal government's entire goal. Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power's generators put 100 pct clean, pollution-free electricity onto the grid to match the amount of conventional power that the FPAC and CWC head offices use.

As previously reported, the CWC supports FPAC's "30 by 30" Climate Challenge to remove 30 megatonnes of CO2 per year by 2030 through forest management practices that can maximize carbon storage in the forest and spur the growth of trees; the use of innovative forest products and clean tech to displace materials made from fossil fuels; and efficiencies at mill sites. (Source: Bullfrog Power, FPAC, Sept. 23, 2016) Contact: Bullfrog Power, Jon McKay, Communications, (416) 360-3464 ext 239, jon.mckay@bullfrogpower.com, www.bullfrogpower.com; Canadian Wood Council, (613) 747-5544 ext 225,www.cwc.ca; Forest Products Association of Canada: Simon Tuck, Public Relations, (613)563-1441 ext 314, stuck@fpac.ca, www.fpac.ca; 30 X 30 Climate Challenge, www.fpac.ca/30by30

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change,  Bullfrog Power,  Canadian Wood Council,  Forest Products Association of Canada,  

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