April 2021 Update

On April 4, 2021, the Canadian government released the latest GHG emissions report that adds 2019 emissions to the data. Reported emissions were up slightly from 2018, rising from 729 to 730 Mt CO2e. Also, on April 22, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada would increase its ambition for 2030 from 30% reduction from 2005 to 40% to 45% reduction. This new data, combined with data from CRE’s Canada Energy Future 2020 and Stats Canada, form the basis of the charts below.

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* Fuel GHG emissions estimated using consumption and emission factors

** Wind and Solar investment estimated by change in installed capacity

Purpose of this page – To report and visualize, succinctly and consistently,  data that indicates how government policies to reduce GHG emissions to meet Paris commitments are working.

We track, year over year, the following for each province and the country as a whole.

  • GHG emissions by fuel source (along with the targets set by the government).
  • Energy consumption by fuel source.
  • Electricity generation by fuel source.
  • Electricity capacity by fuel source.
  • Capital investments in energy generation by fuel source.

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