The report entitled, 'Technology and Policy Options for a Low-Emission Energy System in Canada' is an up-to-date, accessible review of options for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and moving Canada toward a low-emission future. It provides an overview of Canada’s energy system, an analysis of different energy sources and technologies, and an exploration of the public policies available to support a shift toward low-emission energy sources and technologies.
Climate change is a daunting and complex problem with potentially disastrous consequences. The evidence is clear: increased greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are causing pervasive changes to the Earth’s climate, and significant and rapid efforts will be needed to reduce these emissions in the coming decades. Any solution to this challenge will require major changes to how we produce and use energy.
Keith Co-chaired the eight person Expert Panel on energy Use and Climate Change which was responsible for conducting an independent, evidence-based assessment to examine the technology and policy options for transitioning to a low-emission energy system in Canada.
The full report is available for download, free of charge, on the Council of Canadian Academies website.