Premier Dennis King
Thanks to Premier King, PEI has a head-start on the race to become Canada’s first net-zero province. He announced the $14.5 million funding to establish the UPEI Research Centre for Climate Change and Adaptation for local research and educational opportunities – just days after taking office in 2019!
Significant investments were made in electrifying PEI’s school bus fleets, resulting in a 10% reduction in GHGs in 2020. His most recent announcement was that PEI would create a cluster-model for the Clean Tech industry by creating a $10 million fund for cleantech research and development projects, $50 million dollar loan facilities to assist businesses to adopt and develop clean technology solutions, and the creation of the PEI Energy Academy and Eco-Innovation Park.