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Greenhouse Gas Reduction Technologies in Energy Intensive Sectors of Ontario

Martin Vroegh, Senior Director, Greenhouse Gas Reduction Technologies, Ontario Centres of Excellence

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On January 1, 2017 the Province of Ontario implemented a Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade program compatible with California and Quebec. Revenue generated by the program is required to be invested into greenhouse gas and climate change mitigation projects in Ontario. The TargetGHG program of the Ontario Centres of Excellence works with Ontario’s industrial sectors to reduce GHG emissions by providing matched funding for large-scale GHG reduction projects.

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Martin Vroegh joined the OCE in 2016 with over 22 years of heavy manufacturing in the cement industry spanning more than a dozen countries on four continents. At OCE, Martin is responsible for implementing OCE’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction projects for large scale provincial emitters and the TargetGHG program, including identifying opportunities and developing a pipeline of projects.

Martin Vroegh is also a past president of the Clarington Board of Trade and Chair of the Canadian Industry Partnership for Energy Conservation Task Force, a partnership between private industry and the federal Government which aims to promote and improve Canada's industrial energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in the industrial sector.

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