Expert assessments are clear: to tackle climate change, we need clean electricity. This comes as excellent news for Canada: our country already has one of the cleanest electricity sectors in the world. Today, well over 60 per cent of our power comes from water, wind and sun—and that share of renewable electricity is poised to grow.
In other words, clean electricity is a comparative advantage for Canada, one that positions us to lead in the global clean energy economy. With the right policy signals as a foundation, our country can reap the benefits of a rapid shift to clean electricity as a source of energy across the economy.
A Canadian Opportunity frames some of the most important policy choices governments can make into a strategy to accelerate the shift to clean electricity as the energy source for Canada’s economy.