Canada’s adoption of renewable power sources: NE2-17/2-2017E-PDF

energy market analysis, May 2017.

“Canada generates a large share of its electricity from renewable sources, including hydro generation, compared to other countries. In 2015, renewables accounted for 66% of generation, up from 60% in 2005. Only five countries produce a similar or larger share of electricity from renewable sources: Norway, New Zealand, Brazil, Austria, and Denmark. In 2015, Canada was a global leader in total hydroelectricity production, second only to China. Canada is also a major producer of wind power; Canadian generation from solar and biomass sources is more modest. China, the United States, and Germany lead the world in total wind, solar, and biomass production. Many factors influence the adoption of different power sources, including installation and generation costs, reliability, and environmental considerations. Collectively, renewables such as wind and solar are becoming more cost competitive. The low carbon emissions associated with renewables have also aligned them with current policy priorities. As a result, the increased adoption of renewables is expected to continue in Canada and abroad"--Executive summary, p. 1.

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Department/Agency National Energy Board.
Title Canada’s adoption of renewable power sources
Subtitle energy market analysis, May 2017.
Series Title Energy market analysis ;
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: Adoption des sources d’énergie renouvelable au Canada : analyse des marchés de l’énergie, mai 2017. Cover title.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages ii, 28 p. :
ISBN 978-0-660-08418-3
Catalogue Number
  • NE2-17/2-2017E-PDF
Subject Terms Renewable energy, Market analysis