Hydrogen is becoming a hot topic in the clean energy sector and will be an essential tool for Canada to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Join us on October 26th, 2021 at 1:00 pm EDT for Hydrogen Strategies.The CoLab will discuss how Hydrogen is central to Canada’s energy transition explore ways in which Indigenous peoples, communities, and businesses can make major contributions, and participate in this key facet of the energy transition. Also to be discussed is the benefits and solutions to the limitations of Hydrogen.
Mr. Troy Jerome is a citizen of the Mi'gmaq Nation, residing at Listuguj, Québec. Mr. Jerome began his career in 1989 serving the Mi’gmaq Nation in the office of the Chief with the Listuguj Mi'gmaq Government (LMG). He served as Director of Operations, LMG, from 1995 to 1998 and 2000 to 2004.
From 2004, Mr. Jerome began to monitor the development of the Wind Energy industry taking hold in Gespe'gewa'gi. Seeing the vision of the Quebec government to install over 40% of the 4,000 MW of wind energy projects ($4.0 Billion in new investments) in the territory of his people, he pushed to have Chiefs and Councils demand that the Quebec Assembly discuss energy projects with the Mi'gmaq on a Nation-to-Nation basis.
After discussions with Chiefs regarding natural resources, title rights and nation-building strategies; including a plan to put forward a major wind energy initiative for the Mi'gmaq, Mr. Jerome was asked to serve as Executive Director and Nutewistoq (Speaker for the Gespe’gewa’gi Mi'gmaq) for the Mi'gmaq of Gespe'gewa'gi's political lobbying office, the Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat (MMS).
Troy is President of SEN’TI Innovations which sees a future in renewables and clean technology. SEN’TI is currently working to build and operate North America’s first commercial, small scale, Green Ammonia plant. SEN’TI will synthesize green ammonia in the Gaspesie using renewable energy from wind farms and hydro dams and will provide the green ammonia as a de-nox agent. SEN’TI is looking to the future to synthesize green ammonia as a safe and carbon free alternative to diesel - as a fuel for heavy equipment and marine vessels and as a large scale battery for northern communities.
Troy also served his community of Listuguj as an elected member of Council. Elected to the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Council from 1999 to 2004, Mr. Jerome served to assist the Nation in its efforts to raise awareness of the Mi'gmaq rights to natural resources, the acknowledgement of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and the Mi'gmaq right to self-determination. During his tenure on Council, Troy also served as a founding member of the Mi'gmawei Mawiomi from the inception in 2000 to June 2004.
On governance, Troy quotes findings from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. “When tribes make their own decisions about what approaches to take and what resources to develop, they consistently out-perform non-tribal decision-makers' . . . ‘the lesson is that those tribes that build governing institutions capable of the effective exercise of sovereignty are the ones that are most likely to achieve long-term, self-determined economic prosperity. They are the ones who will most effectively shape their own futures, instead of having those futures shaped by others. For tribes, Nation-Building is the only game in town.”
More specifically to Mr. Jerome’s experience with community development he has been responsible for developing and managing very significant community projects in the area of governance, First Nation government administration, human resource training and professional development. A few of projects are: • Political Accord - MMS • Mesgi’g Ugju’s’n Wind Farm • McInnis Cement Plant Impact Benefits Agreement • Results-Based Management Operating Structure at MMS • Mi’gmaq Self-government - Interest Based Negotiations, Nutewistoq • Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government Land Claim Negotiator • LMG Chipper Operation • Marshall Agreement • Listuguj Commercial Fishery • Listuguj Ranger Complex • Listuguj Mi’gmaq Development Centre • LMG Lagoon • LMG Operational Manual • Listuguj Powwow ii
More good news for Hydrogen, with growth in Wind and Solar, Green Hydrogen becomes cheaper than fossil fuel generated Hydrogen. https://www.desmog.com/2021/09/24/green-hydrogen-cheaper-cost-undermine-gas-industry-argument-for-blue-hydrogen/