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From: Natural Resources Canada
October 7, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario Natural Resources Canada
Comprehensive, accessible, reliable energy information is vital to Canada’s ability to build a clean energy future and foster innovation in the natural resources sector. With it, we can support better research and better decision making on energy use by governments, industry, stakeholders and consumers.
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, today announced the launch by Statistics Canada of the Canadian Centre for Energy Information (CCEI)’s website, which will provide a modernized, independent, energy information system by giving Canadians access to timely data on the use of energy in order to inform our transition to a low-carbon energy future.
This collaboration among Natural Resources Canada, Statistics Canada, Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Canada Energy Regulator delivers on the Government of Canada’s Budget 2019 committment to deveop the CCEI website.
The website will improve the overall quality of Canada’s energy data and provide better access to it. This interactive, user-friendly one-stop shop brings together energy information from federal, provincial and territorial governments, Indigenous governments and communities, academics, industry associations and international organizations.
As the CCEI expands its content over time, the website will:
Canadians, industry and the research community will benefit from data that can be used to support evidence-based conversations, policies and business decisions regarding the energy sector and its impact on the economy, society and environment.
“Helping Canadians and industries to better understand our use of energy will lead to better decisions. As a one-stop shop for all data information related to energy, this website is a great tool for innovation in our energy sector.”
The Honourable Seamus O’Regan
Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources
“Statistics Canada is committed to serving Canada with high-quality data and insights. We also know that Canadians, governments, industry and other stakeholders across the country all want more and better access to energy information. The Canadian Centre for Energy Information will address long-standing challenges in this regard. It will make information easier to find and serve as an independent and trusted source of data and analysis. The CCEI will also provide information that is standardized and accessible in a range of formats. As the CCEI grows, we will continue to collaborate with stakeholders and listen to data users to ensure it remains user-friendly and continuously improves.”
Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Office of the Minister of Natural Resources