We need to increase our wind and solar capacity ten-fold, argues the Canadian Renewable Energy Association (CanREA), who launched a series of PSA videos in June, 2022, on social media, YouTube, and as part of a national awareness campaign on CBC and Radio-Canada.
Canada is on a transformative journey to reach net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by 2050. And it’s clear that wind and solar energy, supported by energy storage, will power much of this journey.
That’s because wind and solar are the lowest-cost sources of new decarbonized electricity.
“Wind and solar energy are affordable and abundant and will provide much of the new electricity Canada needs as it doubles electricity production in support of its efforts to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” said Robert Hornung, CanREA’s President and CEO.
“Energy-storage technologies are a critical tool in supporting the reliability of the future electricity grid,” Hornung added, “as we work to maximize the contribution of low-cost wind and solar energy production.”
As Hornung states in CanREA’s videos: We need to act now, and we need to act together.