Harnessing Green Energy to Achieve Net Zero July 28 As Canada sets out on a transformative journey to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, we need a powerful boost from
As Canada sets out on a transformative journey to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050, we need a powerful boost from wind energy, solar energy, and energy storage. These technologies will play a central role in driving the rapid decarbonization and massive expansion of electricity production required to make net-zero a reality.
Wind and solar energy infrastructure projects have contributed more to Canada’s installed electricity-generating capacity than any other technologies over the last decade. Much of this growth is attributable to significant cost reductions, a product of game-changing technological improvements.
The field of energy storage is also growing rapidly: Canada currently has a total utility-scale energy-storage capacity of more than 130 MW / 250 MWh, 10 per cent of which came online in 2020 alone.
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