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Renewable energy focus of agreement between Manitoba government and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


December 29, 2010
By Alyssa Dalton

The Manitoba government and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) of Japan will work together to explore renewable energy development under an agreement signed on December 16 by premier Greg Selinger and Ichiro Fukue, senior executive vice-president and representative director of MHI.

“Our government and MHI share an interest in renewable energy‚ sources and associated clean technologies that are economically and environmentally sustainable, moving away from carbon-intensive fossil fuels to low- and non-emitting sources of energy,” said Selinger. “Ultimately, we hope to see more of those‚ technologies developed, tested and manufactured in Manitoba for local and global markets.”

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the province of Manitoba, which is actually leading the low-carbon society with its abundant natural resources and we look forward to working closely together to contribute the low-carbon technologies towards a zero-emission society in Manitoba,” said Fukue.

Headquartered in Tokyo, MHI develops and manufactures power generation systems, renewable energy technologies and energy-efficiency solutions. As well, the company produces equipment and products for the shipbuilding, power and chemical plant, environmental, transportation, industrial, air-conditioning, and aircraft sectors.