For all the talk of renewable energy gets in Canada, particularly its role in being able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and clean the electricity grid even further, there is very little of it when it comes to role advanced nuclear energy could play. Simon Irish, the chief executive at emerging nuclear energy company Terrestrial Energy Inc., says that needs to change.
There are tremendous opportunities for Canada to leverage its transition to a low-carbon economy, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.
A new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says that the global economy could grow 0.8% by 2050 through coordinated action to reduce emissions by 70% while at the same time generate more than enough jobs in the renewables and energy efficiency sectors to offset losses in the fossil fuel sector.
Ban foreign steel from public infrastructure projects, says CSPA
As the federal government looks to transition to a low carbon economy, it must account for the significant emissions associated with imported steel compared to domestically produced supply, according to the Canadian Steel Producers Association (CSPA).
Witnesses at recent Natural Resources Committee meetings suggested that there are many ways to derisk clean technologies in the natural resources sector. Chief among them are leveraging public procurement and adopting performance-based standards for infrastructure spending.