Positioning Canada's electricity sector in a carbon constrained future: YC26-0/421-5E-PDF

"Many Canadians could soon be paying higher electricity bills as the country tries to meet reduction targets for its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions - especially those in provinces that rely on fossil fuel generation. The electricity sector is among the first to reduce emissions, dropping 33% from 2005 to 2014. It is expected to further reduce by 56% from 2014 to 2030, contributing more to emission reductions than any other sector of the Canadian economy. The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources is studying what it will cost ordinary Canadians and businesses to meet Canada’s GHG reduction targets. The committee will make any necessary recommendations to the federal government that will help achieve its GHG reduction commitments in a manner that is sustainable, affordable, efficient, equitable and achievable. The committee is examining the effect Canada’s GHG reduction targets will have on five sectors of the Canadian economy: electricity, oil and gas, transportation, buildings, and trade-exposed, emission-intensive industries that are mostly heavy industries that compete in international markets such as steel and cement manufacturing. This first interim report addresses the electricity sector. The committee’s final report is expected to be released at the end of 2017 and will include recommendations to the federal government"--Executive summary, p. v.

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Department/Agency Senate. Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources.
Title Positioning Canada's electricity sector in a carbon constrained future
Series Title Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources ;
Publication Type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
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Note Issued also in French under title: Positionner le secteur de l’électricité canadien : vers un avenir restreint en carbone. Cover title. "March 2017."
Date 2017.
Number of Pages vi, 51 p. :
Catalogue Number
  • YC26-0/421-5E-PDF
Subject Terms Energy production, Greenhouse gases, Pollution prevention