Absolutely. Thank you.
On proven technologies that are on the ground and would be able to be implemented right away, what come to mind are solar and wind. We have plenty of natural resources here in Canada. It would also benefit many of the communities that right now are completely diesel-dependent and have no other options. It's also part of reconciliation for indigenous communities being able to give them energy sovereignty.
This is something that the private sector is very much wanting to get involved in. The latest numbers I saw were 695,000 people working in clean energy. Those numbers are growing. In 2020 alone they grew by 5%. The demand is definitely there. The private sector is moving into that area to make investments, and where investments come, the jobs will follow. It is a lucrative industry to move into. I think those are the obvious examples.
In terms of the technologies we are still sorting out, we have a lot of promise in certain areas, like hydrogen, for example. It would, for example, help to save on electric vehicles, because people who live in high-rise buildings wouldn't be able to charge their electric vehicles, but if they have a hydrogen-powered car, they would be able to fill that up in the same amount of time as a fossil fuel vehicle.
We need to explore those technologies more, and we also need to get started with the ones that are already proven.