Competence Centre for Energy and Cleantech

The CGCIC is an important first point of contact for German and Canadian companies in the energy and clean tech industries. The Chamber’s long-standing focus in these areas has established a large network and extensive expertise in the industries.

Our services

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

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Market Information

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

The CGCIC cooperates closely with our German and Canadian partners to react optimally to brand developments and trends within the scope of the Chamber’s 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.

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%