Canada is on it’s way to achieve 100% renewable energy-dependent nation, after it recorded a blowing 66% energy demand from “clean” energy.
According to a new report revealed that 66% of Canada’s energy was generated by renewable sources in 2015.
Also, the report shows that more than half of that came from hydro-power, with Canada accounting for 10% of the world’s hydro-electricity production.
Canada, as a global leader, has also laid various ambitious plan such as guaranteeing all citizens internet access, forward-thinking universal basic income (UBI) program, and huge investment in developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology.
Now, Canada is quickly emerging as a global leader in innovation. The latest manifestation is the country’s clear commitment to clean energy.
Based on a new report from the National Energy Board (NEB), in 2015, 66 percent of Canada’s energy was generated by renewable sources.
From the same data, gifty-nine percent of that energy was created with hydro, making the country responsible for 10 percent of all hydro-electricity produced worldwide.
Meanwhile, the other 41 percent of this energy was generated through a combination of wind, solar, and biomass, and Shelley Milutinovic, chief economist at the NEB, thinks that those sources are on the rise.
Milutinovic also believe that the country will continue to shift in depending more on renewables in the future.
“Now, as solar, wind and other technologies become more cost competitive, we expect to see a continuing increase in their adoption in the future,” she told The Independent.
In April, the Earth hit another milestone in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels, and organisms across the planet are dying, some to the point of extinction, due to the effects of manmade climate change.
Evidence of our devastating impact on this world is getting clearer every day, and if we don’t dramatically change our ways, experts warn that humanity is on its own path to extinction.
With the recent development that the country brings and also the other nation who actively partake to shift from fossil fuels to renewables.
Canada is now engaging to combat the world’s energy crisis, to envision future to be more dependent on the so-called clean energy. In fact, the fossil fuel industry is on the decline.
Global superpowers are holding each other accountable through international initiatives like the Paris Agreement, major companies are eschewing coal in favor of clean energy alternatives, and drivers are trading in their gas-guzzling cars for increasingly affordable electric vehicles.
The embracing of Canada to the renewables give new perspective to attain the vision of country’s future of 100% renewable dependent.