REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has the honour to present its

FOURTH REPORT


Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, to examine and report on non-renewable and renewable energy development including energy storage, distribution, transmission, consumption and other emerging technologies in Canada's three northern territories, respectfully requests funds for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, and requests, for the purpose of such study, that it be empowered:

a) to engage the services of such counsel, technical, clerical and other personnel as may be necessary; and

b) to travel inside Canada.

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(1)(c) of the Senate Administrative Rules, the budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee are appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard Neufeld

Chair


STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON
ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

SPECIAL STUDY, NORTHERN TERRITORIES ENERGY

APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2015

Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Tuesday, March 4, 2014:

The Honourable Senator Neufeld moved, seconded by the Honourable Senator Lang:

That the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources be authorized to examine and report on non-renewable and renewable energy development including energy storage, distribution, transmission, consumption and other emerging technologies in Canada's three northern territories. In particular, the committee shall be authorized to:

Identify energy challenges facing northern territories including the state of existing energy services and infrastructure assets as well as related economic, social, geographic and environmental challenges;

Identify existing federal and territorial programs and measures aimed at improving energy use and supply in the north;

Examine ways of enhancing and diversifying energy production for domestic needs and export markets; and

Examine ways of improving the affordability, availability, reliability and efficiency of energy use for industries, businesses, governments, and residents in the north.

That the committee submit its final report no later than December 31, 2014 and that the committee retain all powers necessary to publicize its findings until 180 days after the tabling of the final report.

After debate

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

Gary W. O’Brien

Clerk of the Senate


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, April 3, 2014

T he Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources for the proposed expenditures of the said Committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, for the purpose of its special study on Northern Territories Energy, as authorized by the Senate on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. The said budget is as follows:

General Expenses $13,500
Activity 1: Iqaluit, Kimmirut, Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife, Diavik, Wha Ti, Whitehorse $243,660
Total $257,160

(includes funds for fact-finding missions, as well as approval for sole source for charter flights)

Respectfully submitted,

NOËL A. KINSELLA

Chair