A Renewable Energy Plan for Canada Fact Sheet by KAIROS

How Do Renewable Energy Sources Compare with Current Fossil Fuels Use?


According to the National Energy Board, fossil fuels (oil, gas and coal) accounted for 74.3% of primary energy demand in Canada in 2012. This is projected to rise to 76.8% by 2035. Renewable energy sources, principally hydro, constituted 16.6% of primary demand in 2012 and are projected to fall to 16.1% by 2035. Nuclear power accounts for the remaining 9.1% of demand in 2012 and 7.1% in 2035.1

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