More than two dozen organisations have pledged their support for establishing Nova Scotia, specifically the Strait region, as the first offshore wind and green hydrogen energy centre in Canada.
Almost 30 signatories have agreed to collaborate with the Strait of Canso Offshore Wind Task Force in order to get two green hydrogen energy projects up and running, and the task force has announced that their Terms of Reference have been approved. The Strait Area Chamber of Commerce and the Cape Breton Partnership are two of those signatories.
Two green hydrogen ideas have been been forth so far for Point Tupper. Tim Halman, the province’s minister of the environment and climate change, gave his assent to one in February. Earlier in February, Bear Head Energy submitted a second proposal after changing its original plans for a liquefied natural gas plant to construct a prospective green hydrogen production and export facility.
According to the task force’s statement, establishing such a hub will necessitate continuing planning, partnerships, research, promotion, and capacity-building.
The task force’s top priorities, according to the press release, include assisting in the establishment of an Oceans and Green Energy Innovation and Research Centre, expanding and fortifying a local supply chain to foster partnerships with both emerging and established businesses and industries, developing a plan for the construction of crucial land, air, and sea infrastructure to support this developing industry.