Federal and provincial government investments totalling more than $1.3 billion to help steelmakers electrify their production facilities provide a major boost to the industry’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, says the chief executive of the Canadian Steel Producers Association.
Topic: reducing carbon emissions
Canada needs to broaden its climate strategy and streamline energy decision making, to leverage the nation’s wealth of hydrocarbons to help transition to low-carbon energy systems, Eric Newell, Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Alberta and former CEO at Syncrude Canada, and Perry Kinkaide of Kinkaide Enterprises, say in an op-ed.
Provincial policy in B.C. is driving higher energy efficiency in new buildings and reducing carbon emissions, while creating a $3.3-billion local market for “green” building products and up to 1,700 new jobs.