Canada's renewable power landscape: NE4-2/13-2016E-PDF

energy market analysis 2016.

"The Board monitors energy markets and assesses Canadian energy requirements and trends to support its regulatory responsibilities. This report, Canada’s Renewable Power Landscape, is one of a series of publications on energy supply, demand, and infrastructure that the NEB publishes regularly as part of its ongoing market monitoring. Canada ranks fourth in the world in renewable power generation. Hydro is the dominant source of electricity in Canada, accounting for nearly 60% of installed capacity and generation. Despite various policies and programs in support of renewables, new capacity additions in Canada have been limited as a result of low growth in electricity demand and the long operating life of existing facilities. Cost concerns and local opposition have also limited growth opportunities. 11% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) come from the electricity sector. From 2000 to 2014 emissions from this sector declined 40% due primarily to the phase out of coal in Ontario and initiatives to reduce GHGs in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick”--p. 1-2.

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Department/Agency National Energy Board.
Title Canada's renewable power landscape
Subtitle energy market analysis 2016.
Series Title Energy briefing note,
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Panorama de l'électricité renouvelable au Canada : analyse des marchés de l’énergie 2016.
Date c2015.
Number of Pages 37 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • NE4-2/13-2016E-PDF
Subject Terms Renewable energy, Market analysis