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