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Clean Technology Adoption (2021)

The global economy is changing rapidly with an increasing emphasis on reducing environmental impacts and mitigating the effects of climate change. While many Atlantic Canadian firms recognize the benefits of clean technology adoption, this region is lagging behind. Only 7% of Atlantic businesses adopted clean technology in 2019, below the national rate of 9%.

APEC’s report provides insights on the benefits of clean technology adoption, the barriers to adoption and how they can be overcome to help facilitate further adoption.


Download this report


A companion business guide provides you with an overview of clean technology, the benefits of investing, how to address concerns about clean technology adoption, and highlights supports available to firms interested in increasing their sustainability.


This business guide and report are also available in French. 


A free webinar, Greening Your Business – Lessons on clean technology adoption in Atlantic Canada will be hosted by APEC on December 14, 2021. This session will feature a panel of speakers, including some businesses that have adopted clean technology. They’ll share what technology they adopted, their motivations for adopting, the benefits of adopting, and some of the lessons learned. APEC’s Fred Bergman will discuss why clean technology is important and some of the statistics on adoption. Lynn Adams, Director of Energy and Environment Policy, ACOA will discuss government supports for clean technology adoption. Register now.

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