Leaders of Canada’s electricity sector announce new alliance to help meet Canada’s net-zero emissions targets

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On Oct. 13, six major electricity associations announced the creation of Electricity Alliance Canada (EAC), a coalition to help meet Canada’s commitment to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Numerous studies suggest a doubling or even tripling of electricity supply will be required to support the efforts.

OCT. 15, 2021 – Six associations representing the leading suppliers of electricity to consumers and markets in Canada announced today the creation of Electricity Alliance Canada (EAC), a coalition promoting the power of electrification to lead the way to a sustainable energy future.

The founding members are the Canadian Electricity Association, the Canadian Nuclear Association, the Canadian Renewable Energy Association, Electricity Human Resources Canada, Marine Renewables Canada, and WaterPower Canada.

Electricity Alliance Canada’s mandate is to enable, promote and advocate for the increased use of electricity throughout the Canadian economy to help achieve Canada’s net-zero emissions target.

Canada has committed to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 40% to 45% below 2005 levels by 2030, and net zero emissions by 2050. The new commitment to achieving a 100% net-zero emissions electricity sector by 2035 will be critical to our success.

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