The Government of Canada has set a national goal of reaching net-zero emissions across all sectors by 2050. Achieving our climate goals is going to require a combination of solutions. Which begs the question: what is the real potential for Canada’s renewable energy infrastructure? Multi-stakeholder associations such as the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanRea) are working on the answers.
According to Natural Resources Canada, in the power sector, hydroelectric generation made up 60 per cent of the nation’s output in 2018, while fossil fuel generation accounted for 18 per cent of the total. Nuclear and non-hydro renewables made up 15 per cent and 7 per cent, respectively.
Funding of approximately $1 billion has been earmarked to support the federal government’s climate change mitigation plan that will be spread over a number of emerging technologies. So there’s a momentum for clean energy and renewable energy systems to set the stage for a real transformation of the market.
Leading environmental and energy experts assembled recently for the latest information on operating Canada’s emerging wind, solar, and energy-storage sites at the CanREA inaugural Operations Summit.
More than 250 industry representatives attended the two-day virtual summit to take a deep dive into the innovative and practical work happening on the ground to deliver on Canada’s climate commitments.
Read the article here: https://environmentjournal.ca/what-is-possible-for-canadas-renewable-energy-infrastructure/