Policies

17

Modernize and Integrate Canada’s Energy Grid

Moved by Liberal Party of Canada (Manitoba)

WHEREAS:

  • a modern integrated Canadian energy grid will enable greater energy efficiency, reliability and affordability for Canadians;
  • the creation of a modern Canadian energy grid will be fundamental to supporting Canada’s future clean energy based economy, while also creating immediate jobs needed to complete power-line connections and computerized system upgrades;
  • the International Energy Agency has estimated that Canada’s electricity sector will require $250 billion in new investment by 2030;
  • a modern integrated Canadian energy grid will enable fossil fuel dependent provinces to transition toward clean energy as a primary energy source;
  • mass market adoption of electric vehicles is projected within a decade and Canada will require a de-carbonized modern electricity grid to support the transition away from fossil fuel powered vehicles to meet the Paris Agreement on climate change;
  • Canada is working closely with European partners to address climate change while modernized energy grids are a proven and fundamental element of the European Union’s energy strategy to reduce costs and meet climate change targets;

BE IT RESOLVED the Liberal Party of Canada urge the Government of Canada to promote and commit to the creation of a modern integrated Canadian energy grid.

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