Official Opposition asking Islanders and Island Businesses for feedback on legislation to Modernize Electricity on PEI

Charlottetown, PE - Recent government announcements have committed PEI to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2040. These goals are reconfirmed in the Net-Zero Carbon Act, legislation that was introduced by the Official Opposition last fall. This became law after all parties and MLAs agreed unanimously to pass it.

A major part of the transition to Net-Zero will require modernizing our electricity system. This system is primarily regulated by the Electric Power Act and the Renewable Energy Act.

Stephen Howard, MLA Summerside-South Drive and Official Opposition Critic for Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy is planning to introduce two bills in the PEI Legislature to amend these Acts. The House will resume again on February 23, 2020. In advance of this, the Official Opposition is asking the public for feedback on the proposed changes.

 

Islanders and Island businesses, including farms, are invited to participate in the consultation process. Additional information and copies of the consultation drafts of the proposed legislation can be found online at:

https://peigreencaucus.ca/2021/01/modernizing-electricity-on-pei/

We ask interested parties to send their thoughts, comments, and questions to the Official Opposition by emailing [email protected] or by calling the office at (902) 620-3977.

Please be sure to submit comments before February 7, 2021.

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Jonathan Hamel

Director of Communications

Office of the Official Opposition

Tel: (902) 213-0718

Email: [email protected]