Canada is making great strides in its research for renewable energy and resources. Here is the latest news you need to stay up to date with.
Canada’s Commitment to Renewable Energy is Strong
The title might be a bit subjective but there is no trouble at all to be objective in regards to this point. In the latest reports, 67% of Canada’s electricity and 17.3% of its energy is coming from renewable sources. Canada is also recognized as the second largest producer of hydroelectricity across the globe, not just within its region.
In numbers, Canada’s total renewable energy production are: 67.1% Hydro, 23.1% Solid Biomass, 5.3% Wind, 1.7& Ethanol, 1.2% Municipal Waste and Landfill, and 0.5% Solar. There is still room for improvement as Canada’s government is working with several companies, research facilities, and organizations to further the production and utilization of renewable energy for millions of people.
Canada Invests in Quebec’s Clean Mining Technology
Canada is looking to the mining and minerals industry to drive the country’s economy to new heights. This is nothing new actually given that Canada is a leader when it comes to clean and renewable practices across the globe.
One of the latest developments in energy is the decision to invest in Clean Mining Technology in Quebec as a way to develop Canada’s natural resources in more responsible and sustainable ways. It was recently announced by the Honourable Jean-Yves Ducloss, President of Treasury Board of Canada and Member of Parliament for Quebec that they are investing over $2.1 million in Corem, an expertise centre in mining processing based in Quebec.
The Quebec Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources will also contribute an additional $100,000. This decision is mainly rooted in Corem’s promising recycling technology that is slated to further reduce the volume of contaminated water along tailings ponds. If successful, this project will serve as a benchmark for better and more responsible mining practices that would impact not only companies by workers as well.
Thousands of households also rely on the mining industry in terms of making a living and daily life.
Alberta Supports SMR Development
Alberta is now joining hands with New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan in exploring the development of Small Modular Reactors or SMR. The move for Alberta to get involved in this is rooted in the program’s initial objective, which is to provide much needed power to remote communities across the country.
There are the top news topics making headlines not only here in Canada but across the globe. To stay updated with everything, subscribe to our online magazine today. Looking to partner with Insightwest? Contact us today.