60 Organizations Call for Release of Federal Clean Electricity Regulations Without Further Delay
David Suzuki Foundation and partners
Partners: Below2C, Calgary Climate Hub, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Canadian Environmental Law Association, Canadian Health Association for Sustainability and Equity, Chemainus Climate Solutions, Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada, Clean Air Partnership, Climate Action for Lifelong Learners, Climate Action Muskoka, Climate Action Network, Conservation Council of New Brunswick, Cowichan Climate Hub, Ecology Action Centre, Environmental Defence, Équiterre, Grand(m)others Act to Save the Planet (GASP), Leadnow, New Brunswick Anti-Shale Gas Alliance, Inc., Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Saanich Eco Advocates, Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health, South Island Climate Action Network, Sustainable Environment Network Society, Climate Reality Project Canada, Victoria Climate Action Team, 350.org, Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment, Canadian Interfaith Fast For the Climate, Climate Scorecard, Creston Climate Action Society, Denman Island Climate Action Network, East Kootenay Climate Hub, ECO (Esquimalt Climate Organizers), Edmonton Climate Hub, For Our Kids, For Our Kids Montréal/Pour nos enfants, For Our Kids Toronto, Green 13, Green Economy Network, Just Earth, Le Centre Oblat: A Voice for Justice, Metchosin Climate Action Team (MCAT), Nith Valley EcoBoosters, Ontario Nurses Environmental Interest Group, Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative, Programs in Earth Literacies, PSAC-NCR | AFPC-RCN (Public Service Alliance of Canada in the National Capital Region | Alliance de la Fonction publique dans la région de la capitale nationale), Regenerating Toronto/Drawdown Toronto, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Saskatchewan Coalition for Sustainable Development, Sectoral Climate Arts Leadership in the Emergency (SCALE), Seniors for Climate Action Now!, Socialist Alternative, StopPlastics, The Atmospheric Fund, Youth Climate Corps BC
The Government of Canada has committed to achieving a net-zero electricity supply by 2035, and the process to develop federal Clean Electricity Regulations has been underway for years.
However, these regulations are significantly delayed. In this policy uncertainty since the regulations were announced in 2021, some provinces are in the process of adding new fossil fuel generation to their electricity grids. These regulations were expected to be delivered in December 2022. The time is now to introduce these regulations and usher in the benefits of 100 per cent affordable, reliable, zero-emissions electricity throughout Canada.
60 environmental, health and labour organizations across Canada delivered this letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Environment and Climate Change Minister Steven Guilbeault, and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson on July 17, 2023.
Shifting Power: Zero-Emissions Electricity Across Canada by 2035
Reliable, affordable, clean electricity in Canada by 2035 is entirely possible. This is the first Canadian modelling study to explore how to get there largely through wind and solar and without relying on expensive and sometimes unproven and environmentally dangerous technologies.
Decarbonizing Electricity and Decolonizing Power: Voices, Insights and Priorities from Indigenous Clean Energy Leaders
Indigenous communities across Canada are on the leading edge of renewable energy development. A clean electricity transition must ensure benefits flow to communities and will only succeed with full Indigenous consent and participation that upholds Indigenous rights and title. Six principles must be upheld.
Keeping the Lights On: Ensuring energy affordability, equity and access in the transition to clean electricity in Canada
This report focuses on energy poverty in Canada. Almost one in 10 Canadian households spends more than 10 per cent of their income on energy bills. The authors lay out solutions — ranging from a national energy poverty strategy to free heat pumps — to ease the burden.