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Liberals, NDP and Greens call for zero-carbon national electricity grid

In AWARE News Network
Sep 15th, 2021

By Angela Bischoff, Director of the Ontario Clean Air Alliance

The LiberalNew Democratic and Green parties are all calling for the creation of a zero-carbon electricity grid for Canada.

These are important commitments since one of the best ways to fight climate change is to move to a 100% renewable electricity grid and “electrify everything.”

1.     The Liberal Party is promising to create a Clean Electricity Standard that would lead to a 100% net-zero-carbon electricity grid by 2035.

2.     The New Democratic Party will establish a Canadian Climate Bank to help achieve a 100% net-zero-carbon electricity grid by 2030 and a 100% zero-carbon electricity grid by 2040.

3.     The Green Party will establish an Atlantic-to-Pacific electricity grid to ensure that 100% of Canada’s electricity is produced from renewable sources by 2030.

The Conservative Party has made no commitment to phase-out fossil-fired electricity generation. Their position is, sadly, in line with the actions of the Government of Ontario, which is planning to increase the use of gas-generated electricity by more than 300% by 2030 and by 500% or more by 2040.

There’s no time to waste – we need to make progress on reducing climate-damaging emissions quickly and cannot afford to slide backward toward even greater reliance on fossil fuels.

Click here to see Artists for Real Climate Action’s two-minute animated video on Doug Ford’s plan to fire up our gas plants.

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