Four of Canada’s leading renewable energy associations are joining forces to form the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity, a shared effort to clean up and expand Canada’s electricity systems.
The founding organizations are the Canadian Hydropower Association, the Canadian Solar Industries Association, the Canadian Wind Energy Association, and Marine Renewables Canada. The organization’s secretariat will be housed with Clean Energy Canada in Vancouver.
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“When Canada leads, Canada wins,” states the CANCORE website. “The story of renewable electricity powering the Canadian economy is almost as old as the country itself; in 1881, the Ottawa Electric Light Company built the first Canadian hydropower facility at Chaudière Falls.”
More than a century later, “Canada is a global leader in using renewable electricity to power our homes, businesses, and economy. With more than 65% of our electricity coming from renewable energy, we are a leader amongst the G7 group of countries.”
But “with so much potential, the most compelling story about Canadian renewable electricity has yet to be written,” the site states. “Ensuring our electricity grid is powered by clean, renewable energy offers a key climate change solution. And the more we electrify our economy—from buildings, to industry, to transportation—with renewable resources, the faster and deeper we can cut greenhouse gas pollution.”
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