Canada's Energy Transformation - Evolution or Revolution?

With funding from Natural Resources Canada, Pollution Probe and QUEST have developed a Discussion Paper that advances low-carbon innovation in Canada’s energy sector.

This new energy paradigm has its sights set on the balance between centralized and decentralized energy systems, assumptions about future energy consumption, and low-carbon or zero carbon fuels. With no guarantee of a seamless transition into this future, uncertainties are creating risks for energy systems, policy-makers, regulators and consumers.

Through a literature review and a series of targeted interviews with energy sector stakeholders from across Canada and abroad, this Discussion Paper has classified the uniqueness of each jurisdiction while exploring the various commonalities between stakeholder experience to produce a detailed examination of the factors that advance or inhibit the achievements of a lower emissions strategy, and the rebalancing of energy systems.