Shifting Power: Zero-Emissions Electricity Across Canada by 2035
David Suzuki Foundation
Authored by: Tom Green, Stephen Thomas
Climate solutions climate change, energy, fossil fuels, renewable energy
Reliable, affordable, 100 per cent emissions-free electricity in Canada by 2035 is entirely possible. Not only that, it would create numerous jobs and help Canada meet its international climate obligations.
“Shifting Power: Zero-Emissions Electricity Across Canada by 2035” is the first Canadian modelling study to explore pathways to zero-emissions electricity by 2035 without relying on expensive and sometimes unproven and dangerous technologies like nuclear or fossil gas with carbon capture and storage. The analysis uses purpose-built electricity modelling to explore reliable, affordable pathways that prioritize wind, solar, energy storage, energy efficiency and interprovincial transmission, while also accounting for a growing economy and aggressive electrification up to 2050.
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.
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.
Talking Transition: Shaping Canada’s Clean Power Pathways
The report captures opinions from 150 energy experts, and references recent summaries of attitudes from Canadians, on reaching zero carbon emissions by 2050. The results offer valuable insight into the perspectives of those stakeholders who are likely to play important roles in realizing a clean power future in Canada.