Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD)
Environment Canada partners with 12 other departments and agencies to deliver the Program of Energy Research and Development (PERD), a federal program operated by Natural Resources Canada that funds sustainable energy research and development (R&D).
Environment Canada manages PERD funds provided by Natural Resources Canada for projects examining the environmental aspects of energy production and use.
In delivering the Department’s PERD R&D, Environment Canada partners with:
- the private sector (industry, research institutes, companies, consortia and alliances, individuals, associations)
- other funding agencies such as the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP), and Sustainable Development Technology Canada
- provincial and municipal governments and research organizations
- international organizations
The Department also makes an in-kind contribution by managing Environment Canada’s PERD Secretariat, which oversees the program’s finances, coordinates meetings, and publishes results.
PERD at Work
For more information on Environment Canada’s participation in PERD, please contact Elisabeth Hersak, Technology Impacts and Programs Division, (819) 994-4701
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