Cities and Smart Grids in Canada
Canada’s electricity sector plays a central role in supporting the country’s economic, social and environmental needs.
In order to meet emerging trends, including supply and demand pressures, and to remain competitive in a world that is becoming increasingly carbon constrained, Canada’s electricity sector must modernize and make appropriate investment decisions. To this end, coming decades will be critical and lock-in effects in the electricity sector that can undermine mid-century decarbonization objectives should be avoided.
This report looks specifically at smart grids within the context of grid modernization and urban settings in Canada. In this context, we note that the rapidly aging electricity infrastructure provides a unique opportunity to achieve synergies found between grid modernization and climate objectives.
You might also be interested in
Time's Running Out on Canada's Inefficient CAD 8.6 Billion of Support for Big Oil
The clock is ticking on two of the federal government’s promises to make tangible progress to stop subsidizing and funding fossil fuels by the end of 2022. But the government continues to provide huge support to the industry, and while lower than the previous year, it is still over CAD 8.6 billion.
'Watchful Optimism' from Climate Analysts as Canada Energy Regulator Plots Net-Zero Future
With the Canada Energy Regulator still months away from completing its next projection of the country’s future oil and gas production, climate policy watchers are cautiously optimistic that the analysis will chart a real course for a low-carbon future—and rooting for the CER to get its modelling right.
Pourquoi déclarer plus souvent les GES aiderait le Canada à faire avancer son programme climatique
Le Canada devrait mesurer et publier des statistiques sur les émissions de gaz à effet de serre trimestriellement plutôt qu’annuellement pour les aligner sur la façon dont les indicateurs économiques sont déclarés et comme un moyen de donner plus de poids à la santé et au bien-être environnementaux, déclare un éminent économiste de l’environnement.
Alberta pumps $40 million more to carbon capture
In an effort to curb emissions, Alberta is continuing to pump millions of dollars into carbon capture technologies. This week, Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) announced it was investing $40 million of public money into 11 carbon capture projects to help position the province for even greater funding opportunities from Ottawa. The ERA funding also aligns with the province’s plan to invest over $300 million over the next four years in further carbon capture projects.