Higgs Voices Support For N.B.-German Green Energy Deal

New Brunswick’s premier is voicing his support for hydrogen development and green energy production after a recent partnership by ports in New Brunswick and Germany.

The Belledune Port Authority signed an agreement Tuesday with Niedersachsen Ports, based in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, possibly opening a trade route for green energy.

It also comes as Canada and Germany sign a memorandum of understanding, establishing an “energy partnership” aimed at net-zero emissions by 2050.

Premier Blaine Higgs said he is excited by the possibility of being part of an Atlantic Canadian solution for supplying clean energy to the world.

“New Brunswick is well positioned and ready to partner with its allies and the private sector in the development of clean energy and energy security,” said Higgs.

“Clean energy has been one of our province’s seven priority sectors of growth, and the Port of Belledune’s recent announcement on hydrogen presents a significant opportunity for our province to move forward on cleaner and greener projects.”

Higgs said he congratulates all partners involved and looks forward to working with the private sector and Ottawa as New Brunswick moves forward on “an exciting project” with more to come.

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