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MARKET UPDATES: ELECTRICITY

Market Updates: Electricity

A Brief Overview of the Current State of the Electricity Vehicle Market In Canada

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Published on: December 03, 2018

Electricity Report - November 2018

Currently, Canada’s transportation sector is the second largest contributor to the country’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. In 2016, it accounted for 173.4 Mt CO2eq. or 25% of total national emissions. Between 1990 and 2016, GHG emissions from Canada's transportation sector has increased by 42%. Changing the transportation system to reduce GHG emissions through new technology adaptation is being proposed as one of the major mechanisms to achieve climate change mitigation goals. One frequent option of consideration is electrification of the transportation sector. This article provides an update to the current status of electric vehicles deployment in Canada.

November 2018

The Columbia River Treaty and Canada's Bargaining Position: Five Things to Watch For

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Published on: September 12, 2018

Commodity Report - Electricity - August 2018

The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is a landmark trans-boundary water management agreement between the United States and Canada. The Treaty optimizes flood management and electricity generation, through coordinated operation of reservoirs and water flows for the Columbia River and Kootenay River. Certain provisions of the Treaty are set to expire in 2024. The United States and Canada began negotiations to modernize the CRT in May 2018. The feature article in this issue of CERI electricity report makes five observations about the bargaining positions of Canada and the US in its renegotiation of the Treaty.



August 2018

Electricity - The Year in Review

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Published on: March 29, 2018

Commodity Report - Electricity - March 2018

Looking back to 2017, there were a number of key events. Most dealt with the transition toward low emitting options including the increased use of hydroelectricity, and the evolution to lower carbon generation .... Download full report.

March 2018

Challenges of Transitioning to a Greener Grid in Canada

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Published on: December 14, 2017

Electricity Quarterly Report - December 2017

Many countries are implementing environmental policies that oblige electric power generators to reduce their emissions. Canada’s new policies to reduce emissions are influencing the various transitions in the electricity sector of the different provinces. Some of these policies include phasing-out coal, implementing a carbon tax, and incentives and targets for integrating renewable energy generation sources. Demand-side management and energy efficiency policies, market and regulatory reform, and energy literacy, will all have a role to play in transitioning towards a cleaner grid..... Download full report.

December 2017

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