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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND CEO | MESSAGE DE LA PRÉSIDENTE-DIRECTRICE GÉNÉRALE
BY/PAR NATHALIE ST-PIERRE

Propane: Key in Helping the
North Reduce GHG Emissions

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ELCOME TO the Spring
2018 edition of Energized.
This issue features one of
Canada's most unique and promising
areas - Canada's north, the home
of Indigenous, northern and remote
communities.
But these communities face many
challenges, from supply chain distances, ice roads and river crossings, to changing ice patterns and
shorter shipping seasons because of
a changing climate.
With so much attention on the
impacts of climate change, there is
an interest by both communities and
governments to move away from
diesel generation, an infrastructure
supported by governments because
it was - and still is - the easiest and
most economical.
Currently, the Liberal government's
ambition is to develop an Arctic strategy and work with the people who
live in the North as well as foster partnerships with the private sector. We
as an industry see an opportunity to
replace an aging diesel infrastructure
currently dominating this energy market with low-emission propane.
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The Eabametoong First Nation,
situated just north of Thunder Bay,
Ontario, says the challenge of using
diesel for energy has halted their
community growth and economic
expansion. They - and other communities - are looking for a locally
driven energy plan that has the financial support of government to move
off diesel.
The key to replacing diesel in remote
communities in Canada is the cost,
availability and portability of the
fuel. Propane is unique compared
to other alternative or low-emission
fuels in that it can be delivered anywhere in Canada. Propane is already
available in many communities across
northern Canada, including Gjoa
Haven (Nunavut), Inuvik (Northwest
Territories), Kuujjuaq (Québec) and
in Churchill (Manitoba), just to name
a few.
Many suggest that renewables are
the solution to replace diesel and
they will likely be part of the northern energy mix but in the short-term
at least, neither practical nor affordable on a large scale. As those who
live and work in the North know,
the sun does not shine for several
months of the year during winter
and until technology is developed
for long-term storage of solar or
wind energy sources, there will be
an increasing need for low-emission
propane to ensure the reduction of
greenhouse gases.
We are encouraged that the
Department of Crown-Indigenous
Relations and Northern Affairs' strategy will focus on projects that have
the greatest potential for success to
maximize fuel emission reductions and

broader community benefits. In our
view, expanding the use of propane
can help achieve reductions in diesel
use that the government is committed to immediately, while significantly
reducing dependency on diesel.
To level the playing field and to
maintain an affordable energy mix,
the government must financially support developing the infrastructure for
propane, just as they've supported
and continue to support diesel. The
propane industry has a competitive, robust supply chain, accessible
storage solutions, and the ability to
heat homes and generate power for
everything from dryers and hot water
tanks to refrigerators and lights. And
it can even be used as a fuel for vehicles. This significantly reduces the
cost to develop expensive electricity
infrastructure.
CPA members that deliver propane
to these communities understand
their customers' unique needs and
the environmental and physical challenges of delivering to remote areas.
They also understand the importance
of supporting local business development. Training can be provided to
the local population by the CPA's
Propane Training Institute, located
in Calgary, creating local expertise,
good paying jobs and community
self-sufficiency.
Working in partnership with Indigenous, northern and remote communities, the propane industry can
effect real change in reducing GHGs,
providing for healthier and more prosperous communities.
Propane is part of the solution - it is
a low-emission fuel and it is produced
here and available now. 



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018

Message from the President & CEO | Message de la Présidente-directrice générale
Places with Potential | Des communautés pleines de potentiel
Propane for the North | Le propane dans le Nord
Interview with the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs | Entretien avec le ministère des Relations Couronne-Autochtones et des Affaires du Nord
Will Communities Thrive and Prosper Under an Arctic Policy? | Une politique de l’Arctique assurera-t-elle la prospérité des collectivités ?
The CPA Working for Members | Nous travaillons pour vous
Index to Advertisers | Index des annonceurs
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Intro
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - cover1
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - cover2
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 3
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 4
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 5
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Message from the President & CEO | Message de la Présidente-directrice générale
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 7
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Places with Potential | Des communautés pleines de potentiel
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 9
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 10
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 11
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 12
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 13
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Propane for the North | Le propane dans le Nord
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Interview with the Department of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs | Entretien avec le ministère des Relations Couronne-Autochtones et des Affaires du Nord
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 19
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 20
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 21
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Will Communities Thrive and Prosper Under an Arctic Policy? | Une politique de l’Arctique assurera-t-elle la prospérité des collectivités ?
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 26
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Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - The CPA Working for Members | Nous travaillons pour vous
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - 29
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - Index to Advertisers | Index des annonceurs
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - cover3
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - cover4
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - outsert1
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - outsert2
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - outsert3
Energized / Energisé - Spring / Printemps 2018 - outsert4
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