Energy intensity

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:45 by David B. Layzell, PhD, FRSC , Ralph Torrie

The decline in the energy intensity of the Canadian economy between 1995 and 2010 reduced annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by nearly 200 Mt CO2e – at least five times more than the impact of phasing out coal-fired power in Ontario, a measure that is often cited as the single largest GHG reduction measure in North America.  Clearly, there is an elephant in the room.

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