Climate Change

Canada’s clean energy growth economy regional input tour

A clean energy growth economy sustains our environment, creates wealth, and enhances our standard of living. Canada’s energy system is transitioning to a model that balances environmental protection, economic growth, and a prosperous society.

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Economic report
Off the track: Transit funding and the low carbon transition

Municipalities in Canada are on the front lines of climate change mitigation. Decarbonizing cities through greater transit use and more efficient transportation systems is key to transitioning to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is especially true because the federal government is pursuing a policy of allowing resource and energy development, while cutting carbon pollution in the transportation, building, electricity and other sectors.

Pedro Antunes and Roger Francis

Small modular nuclear reactors, or SMRs, may be the future of nuclear energy. As we struggle to deal with the global climate emergency, the ability of SMRs to produce electricity and heat without emissions or intermittency is compelling. But if Canada is to harness the potential of these small reactors, it must overcome several challenges.

Babatunde Olateju