Montreal , April 8, 2014 - The Quebec Association for the production of renewable energy (AQPER) congratulates Prime Minister Philippe Couillard and his team as well as all the members elected to the National Assembly yesterday. "The advent of a majority government will bring the stability required to move ahead and increase the share of renewable energy in Quebec's energy mix," said Jean -François Samray, CEO of the Association.
As small hydro, wind and bioenergy producers, AQPER members have long contributed to the prosperity of all regions of Quebec. "We believe in a Quebec vitalized through renewable energy," says Mr. Samray. "Our sector offers several solutions to current problems. It creates sustainable, non relocatable jobs, reduces GHGs and provides stable income to host communities. We are currently working on several files with the government and look forward to continue working with the newly elected administration. "
Pipeline constraints and higher demand pushed up prices for both natural gas and power
On March 18, 2014, preliminary figures from ISO New England Inc., the operator of the region’s bulk power system and wholesale electricity markets, indicated that rising natural gas prices pushed wholesale electricity prices in New England up by 55% in 2013.
October 25, 2013--The AQPER recently filed a position paper with the Quebec Commission on energy issues in Quebec. Our paper strongly advocates making renewable energy a driving force behind regional economic development and brings forward practical steps to help the government reach its greenhouse gas reduction objectives.
Speakers at our annual conferences often graciously make their presentations available. The following are the files of conferences presented in English. To download, please click on the item. For conferences presented in French, please click here.