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Canada Gets Serious About Renewable Energy

Canada to Pull it’s Weight in the Fight Against Global Warming

Canada gets serious about converting it’s electrical grid to renewable energy.

2016: The Year Canada Gets Serious About Renewable Energy. Earth from space. Image courtesy NASA.
2016: The Year We Must Get Serious About Renewable Energy. Earth from space. Image courtesy NASA.

Following the successful COP21 Paris agreement to limit GHG gases, the country must now convert the remaining 20 percent of it’s electrical grid to renewable energy.

This should be easy to do as 80 percent of primary energy generation is already renewable energy.

Maybe we just needed the will to act. Fortunately, COP21 has provided that impetus. [Ed.]


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Our energy comes from many sources, including coal, natural gas, nuclear and renewables.

As nonrenewable sources such as coal diminish due to market forces and consumer preference, the need for renewable energy sources grows.

Some U.S. states satisfy their growing renewable energy needs with wind, solar and hydropower.

Wind: Texas has the capacity to generate 18,500 megawatts hours of electricity through wind, and expects to add another 5,000 megawatts of wind generation capacity from facilities under construction.

Solar: California’s solar farms and small-scale solar power systems have 14,000 megawatts of solar power generating capacity.

Hydroelectric: Washington state hydroelectric power produces two-thirds of its net electricity.

Information courtesy of ChooseEnergy.com

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