The study shows that Canada and other industrialized countries have the technology to achieve an 80 per cent reduction in their energy-related greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Deep GHG emissions reductions will depend on major improvements to energy efficiency; greater reliance on electricity for heating, personal transportation and some industrial processes, coupled with a transition to low- or zero-carbon electricity sources, and a wider use of biofuels. “The transition to a low-carbon energy future will be transformative, requiring a boom in clean-energy technologies and low-energy practices at least as significant as the post-Second World War boom in fossil fuel consumption”. The TEFP is a joint initiative of the David Suzuki Foundation, The Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Trottier Family Foundation.
Low-Carbon Energy Futures: A Review of National Scenarios report and news release summary are available from link at: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/publications/reports/2013/low-carbon-energy-futures-a-review-of-national-scenarios/