3.1 Principles for a Canadian Energy Strategy

We believe that any energy framework intended to ensure the nation will prosper and remain competitive into the clean energy future must include:

Energy Security

Provide affordable, accessible, reliable, sustainable, and efficient energy services to citizens with minimal risk to future generations;

Jobs and Prosperity

Leverage Canada’s considerable renewable and non-renewable resources to increase our share of the global market for low-carbon goods and services, spurring new jobs, investment, and innovation; and

Climate Change and Environment

Reduce the impacts of climate change by lowering carbon emissions at a pace and at a scale recommended by Canadian and international climate scientists. Protect and restore air, land, and water resources by ensuring rigorous environmental assessments and setting hard limits on cumulative ecosystem impacts.