Energy and Cleantech

CGCIC is an important first point of contact for German and Canadian companies in the Energy and Cleantech world. The long-standing focus on these sectors enabled the establishment of a large network and the development of extensive expertise in these areas.

The chamber cooperates closely with German and Canadian partners in order to be able to react optimally to brand developments and trends within the scope of its activities.

The aim is to further strengthen and expand the cooperation between Canada and Germany in the fields of energy and cleantech.

German and Canadian companies are provided with a platform for market entry or development with services optimally tailored to the requirements of the companies and the Canadian market.

Our services

We support German companies in their market entry and in establishing and expanding business relationships in Canada through our services and industry-specific offerings: -

  • Market studies and analyses 
  • Conferences and Seminars 
  • Fairs
  • Delegations 
  • Business partner search and contact initiation 
  • Project and event management

Market Information

Canada is the world's sixth largest producer, fifth largest net exporter and eighth largest consumer of energy.

Goals of the Canadian Government

  • Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 30% compared to 2005
  • Shutdown of all coal-fired power plants by 2030 
  • Introduction of a nationwide CO2 tax in 2018 
  • Generation of 90% electricity from emission-free energy sources by 2030 
  • Covering the Canadian Government's electricity needs with 100% green electricity by 2025

Canada's energy sector

  • 270,000 jobs in 2016 (600,000 indirect)
  • 6.7% of nominal gross domestic product (GDP) 
  • Primary energy production: just under 44% based on oil, natural gas just under 34% (share of renewable energies at just under 12%) 
  • Electricity generation of around 67% from renewable energy sources
  • Hydropower with a share of over 65% is the most important renewable energy source -bioenergy around 30%, wind around 4% and solar just under 1%