By Julia Pyper, Greentech Media.
Over the decade that Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative party have been in power, Canada’s share of the booming global clean tech market has seen a sharp decline.
Canada’s cleantech industry has grown to nearly $12 billion. Yet the country has lost 71 percent of its market share for renewable energy and energy-efficiency goods since 2005 -- the biggest loss among the top 24 exporters of environmental goods, according to a report by Analytics Advisors.
Many now wonder if this week’s landslide victory for Justin Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party, will reboot the country’s clean-energy industry and reposition Canada as an environmental leader.