Canada produces 66% of its electricity from renewables

Posted: May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

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In 2015 Canada produced about 66 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources, according to a new report. The country is the second biggest producer of hydro electricity in the world, accounting for 10 per cent of the entire world’s generation.

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Source: Independent.co.uk
Ian Johnston
May 3, 2017

Canada produced about 66 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources, according to a new report.

The country is the second biggest producer of hydro electricity in the world, accounting for 10 per cent of the entire world’s generation.

About 60 per cent of Canada’s electricity in 2015 was produced by hydro with the remaining amount coming from wind, solar and biomass, according to the National Energy Board (NEB) report.

Shelley Milutinovic, chief economist at the board, said: “Canada’s hydro generation has allowed the country to be one of the global leaders in renewable energy for years.

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Comments
  1. Alan Scott says:

    Good work! Still, some countries are more fortunate than others in terms of natural resources.

  2. This is true, Alan. Also big hydro dams can be very harmful to ecological systems. In Washington State, dams are being removed because they have brought salmon to the brink of extinction.

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