Pollution Probe’s Energy Program uses a systems approach for identifying opportunities to produce, distribute and use cleaner, more sustainable energy.
Replacing Pickering’s Electricity Supply
The Pickering Nuclear Generating Station has supplied clean electricity to Ontario (and the GTA in particular) for almost half a century, and is now nearing retirement. As an important element of Ontario’s low-emissions electricity system, finding a replacement solution – or solutions – that will keep the system clean must be a priority. Find the full report here.
Smart Energy Communities Benchmark
Led by Quest Canada in partnership with Pollution Probe, the Smart Energy Communities Benchmark (formerly Scorecard). This will be the first tool of its kind to apply a systems thinking approach to evaluate how the policies and processes of multiple sectors, including local governments, utilities, public and private sector leaders are advancing the Smart Energy Communities approach. Learn more about the initiative here.
The Future of Natural Gas
Earlier this year, we hosted an expert workshop and public event on the topic of natural gas and how it might feature in a decarbonized Canadian energy system. Natural gas has the potential to play an important role in decarbonizing Canada’s energy system despite being a fossil fuel. Increasing energy efficiency and incorporating new technology as well as low-carbon gases (renewable natural gas and hydrogen) will be critical. Find the full report here.
Visualizing a Clean Energy Future
Using data from multiple Energy Futures projections, we created an interactive web tool explaining how the changes needed for Canada to meet its Paris Agreement emissions reductions targets might impact the lives of everyday Canadians. The project will continue to evolve as more and increasingly sophisticated data becomes available, providing further insights into what the future might hold.
Energy Exchange, a division of Pollution Probe, is dedicated to advancing energy literacy in Canada. It aspires to a future in which Canadians are united in their energy prosperity, rather than divided by their energy options.