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Electrifying Heating in Commercial and Institutional Buildings

Heating buildings is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada— emissions that must be mitigated to meet our net-zero targets. About three quarters of this sector’s emissions must be eliminated by 2040, and since most heating equipment installed today is likely to still be running then, there is no time to waste.
May 24, 2022

In corporate boardrooms and the corridors of political power in Canada and worldwide, business and political leaders are stepping up to act on climate change. While multiple technologies and approaches will be necessary, clean electrification—substituting fossil fuels with renewables and other forms of clean electricity—has consistently been the most affordable, reliable, and efficient path forward to net-zero by 2050.

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Topic
Climate Change Mitigation
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
IISD, 2022