May 02, 2017
By Michael Kramer
Two-thirds of the country’s electricity supply comes from renewable sources such as hydro, wind power and solar energy.
The news comes from Canada’s National Energy Board – which says production of renewable energy shot-up 17 per cent between 2005 and 2015 – and now provides 66 per cent of the nation’s electricity – compared with 60 per cent a decade earlier.
The majority of renewable power comes from hydro – with 60 per cent of all electricity in Canada coming from that source.
Wind power makes up 4.4 per cent of the total – with biomass power producing 1.9 per cent – and solar power at 0.5 per cent.