Brief

Industrial Electrification

Today, the Canadian industrial sector uses electricity to power more than 25% of its energy needs. It must ramp this up to 41% by 2050 while simultaneously reducing its total energy consumption. Three focus sectors—manufacturing, mining, and construction—can benefit from off-the-shelf or modified existing technologies to get a head start.
May 31, 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

Brief details

Topic
Climate Change Mitigation
Focus area
Climate
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
IISD, 2022