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NET-ZERO BREAKTHROUGH? Hopeful Signs as Regulator Finalizes Energy Futures Report

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) may be on the verge of a breakthrough as it nears the end of a high-stakes, 18-month effort to map a net-zero pathway for the country’s energy sector.

The next edition of Canada’s Energy Future, the regulator’s flagship energy modelling report, is due next month. If it successfully models a realistic route to cutting the country’s energy-related emissions to net-zero, it will represent a major challenge to the conventional wisdom that Canada can meet its 2030 climate commitments while continuing to expand an oil and gas sector whose emissions have skyrocketed 85% since 1990.

May 16, 2023

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