• During 2010, Canada generated 589 billion kilowatt hours of electricity, that’s enough electricity to power approximately 49 million Canadian homes for a year [1]. 3% of electricity supplied is generated using non-hydro renewable energy sources such as wind, biomass and solar power, enough electricity to power 1.47 million Canadian homes for a year, that’s more than the entire population of Manitoba.

 

  • Bioenergy accounts for approximately 6% of Canada’s total energy supply. Bioenergy is an extensive sustainable resource that can supply energy to Canada while emitting low CO2 and reducing waste. Biomass can be converted to energy and fuels that can be used in industry, transportation, agriculture and residential heating. Bioenergy can be converted and used as biogas, biofuel, biomass resources, combined heat and power and air emissions reductions[2]

 

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[1] http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/electricity-infrastructure/about-electricity/7359#generation

[2] http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/renewable-electricity/bioenergy-systems/7311