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OTTAWA — The Government of Canada announced today that it will accelerate investments in clean electricity by phasing out traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030, increasing the country’s supply of non-emitting electricity from 80 to 90 per cent over the same period. Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response…

Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments on the release of Canada’s long-term low-carbon strategy. QUOTES “It’s great to see Canada among the world’s leaders in creating a plan for deep cuts to carbon pollution. This long-term strategy helps fill a big gap in Canada’s approach to climate change, and…

VANCOUVER—Jeremy Moorhouse, senior analyst at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Woodfibre LNG facility will run on electricity: “Designing this facility to run on electricity will reduce on-site carbon pollution by up to 80 per cent. By using electricity instead of natural gas, Woodfibre has set the bar…

EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta announced today that it will introduce a Renewable Electricity Act and initiate a competitive bidding process in 2017 to deliver 400 megawatts (MW) of renewable power, en route to 5,000 MW of renewable power by 2030. QUOTES “By legislating Alberta’s target of generating 30 per cent of electricity from…

OTTAWA—Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, responded today to the federal government’s commitment to cut carbon emissions from government operations by 40 per cent by 2030, and use 100 per cent clean power in all operations run by Public Services and Procurement Canada by 2025:     “By committing to use more…

Fall economic statement includes significant support for green infrastructure to accelerate Canada’s transition to clean power OTTAWA—Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement released today: QUOTES “The federal government is taking a smart and forward-thinking approach, investing in the infrastructure we…

Survey shows support for phasing out coal-fired electricity and other policies to transition to clean energy OTTAWA—New public opinion research shows a majority of Canadians want to see Canada’s remaining coal-fired power plants shut down by 2030 (73% support or somewhat support the idea). This result comes from a survey of 1,000 Canadians conducted by Nanos…

OTTAWA—Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement that it will establish a minimum price on carbon across Canada in 2018: “A price on carbon pollution across Canada is a huge step forward and an essential component of a credible climate plan. It’s the…

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