OTTAWA—Canada’s abundant renewable electricity resources offer the country a competitive advantage in global efforts to cut carbon pollution and deliver clean growth, and can power our economy as it shifts from fossil fuels to clean energy.
That’s the core message in the vision laid out by the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity in advance of today’s First Ministers Meeting on clean growth and climate change.
To deliver on Canada’s potential to harness the environmental and economic benefits of renewable electricity, the report—Canada’s Advantage: A Vision for Renewable Electricity in Canada—offers the following recommendations:
“The transition to clean energy is underway around the world, and it’s picking up speed. With 65 per cent renewable electricity, Canada is amongst the world leaders and we’re just scratching the surface of our potential. Now is the time to double-down and harness our incredible renewable electricity potential.” — John Gorman, President, Canadian Solar Industries Association
“Canada’s strategy for cutting carbon pollution and delivering clean growth is taking shape, and the formula is clear: waste less energy, maximize our use of renewable sources of electricity, and use electricity as the preferred source of energy to power everything from buildings to industry to transportation.” — Robert Hornung, President, Canadian Wind Energy Association
“Different sources of renewable electricity have different attributes that, when put together, can complement each other to ensure we have clean, reliable and affordable electricity across Canada.” — Elisa Obermann, Executive Director, Marine Renewables Canada
“Canada is a trading nation, and the renewable electricity sector can step up its contribution to clean growth. From exporting clean electricity to the United States, to sharing our technologies and know-how with countries around the world, we can compete in the fast-growing global market for clean energy solutions.” — Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association
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Established in 2015, the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity is a non-partisan organization that allows Canada’s leading national renewable electricity industry associations to collaborate, educate and pursue common opportunities as a solutions provider to the critical challenge of decarbonizing the North American energy system while bolstering economic growth.
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