REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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

TWELFTH 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, 2016.

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,

PAUL J. MASSICOTTE

Deputy 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, 2016

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


Extract from the Journals of the Senate of Tuesday, November 25, 2014:

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

That, notwithstanding the order of the Senate adopted on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, the date for the final report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources in relation to its study of non-renewable and renewable energy development including energy storage, distribution, transmission, consumption and other emerging technologies in Canada's three northern territories be extended from December 31, 2014 to September 30, 2015.

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

Gary W. O’Brien

Clerk of the Senate


SUMMARY OF BUDGET

General Expenses $14,500
TOTAL $14,500

The above budget was approved by the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources on ____________________.

The undersigned or an alternate will be in attendance on the date that this budget is considered.


______________________ ____________________________________________
Date THE HONOURABLE RICHARD NEUFELD
Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the
Environment and Natural Resources


______________________ ____________________________________________
Date THE HONOURABLE PIERRE CLAUDE NOLIN
Chair, Standing Senate Committee on Internal
Economy, Budgets and Administration


GENERAL ESTIMATE OF THE TOTAL COST OF THE SPECIAL STUDY

Pursuant to Chapter 3:06, section 2(2) of the Senate Administrative Rules.

Estimate of the total cost of the special study - $141,312.


STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES

SPECIAL STUDY, NORTHERN TERRITORIES ENERGY

EXPLANATION OF BUDGET ITEMS APPLICATION FOR BUDGET AUTHORIZATION FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING MARCH 31, 2016


GENERAL EXPENSES

PROFESSIONAL AND OTHER SERVICES
    CONSULTANTS
1.     Communications consultant - graphic design (0303)
12,000
        (12 days, $1,000/day)
Sub-total   $12,000
ALL OTHER EXPENDITURES
    OTHER
1.     Miscellaneous expenses (0798)
500
    PRINTING
2.     Printing (0321)
2,000
Sub-total   $2,500
Total of General Expenses     $14,500
Grand Total       $14,500


The Senate administration has reviewed this budget application.


____________________________________________ ______________________
Blair Armitage, Principal Clerk,
Committees Directorate
Date


____________________________________________ ______________________
Bonnie Marga, Comptroller,
Finance and Procurement Directorate
Date


APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The 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, 2016, 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:

Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources (Northern Territories Energy)

General Expenses $14,500
Total $14,500

Respectfully submitted,

GEORGE J. FUREY

Deputy Chair

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