Canada’s natural gas system offers reliable, affordable, clean energy. This report looks at the main indicators for Canada’s natural gas market as we enter the 2019-20 winter heating season. A summary of these key indicators is provided to help readers understand where some key market fundamentals sit as the colder months approach, furnaces are turned back on, and demand for natural gas peaks.
THE IMPLICATIONS OF POLICY DRIVEN ELECTRIFICATION IN CANADA
On behalf of the Canadian Gas Association, ICF conducted a study that examines the impact of policy driven electrification in Canada. The study assesses four scenarios that quantify what effects, requirements and costs electrification of roughly 40 to 50 per cent more of energy use would impose on generation capacity, electricity infrastructure, peak demand supply capability, emission reductions, and energy affordability.
Open Letter to Energy Ministers – The True Cost of Electrification for Canadians
Across Canada decision makers are involved in discussions on how to reduce emissions from energy use. Much of the discussion focuses on the idea of finding a single solution, and the one most often proposed is to electrify our entire energy system. We believe this is a dangerous approach: it is very costly, it is de-stabilizing, and it offers at best, only modest emission reduction benefits. The following open letter was sent to provincial and territorial energy Ministers offering important considerations on the true cost of electrification for Canadians.
CANADA’S 2019 NATURAL GAS SOLUTIONS: REDUCING EMISSIONS, PROVIDING AFFORDABLE ENERGY, DRIVING INNOVATION, AND GROWING THE ECONOMY
The Canadian Gas Association's 2019 Natural Gas Solutions document discusses how Canada’s natural gas delivery industry can partner with government to support the country’s economic, environmental and energy goals - today and in the future.
Gaseous fuels in Canada’s low-carbon energy future report
The Clean Fuel Steering Committee (CFSC) is an industry-government collaboration, established in March 2019. The industry members include: the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), the Canadian Biogas Association (CBA), Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), the Wood Pellets Association of Canada (WPAC), as well as Electric Mobility Canada (EMC). The objective of the CFSC was to review the competitiveness of clean fuel investment in Canada, and to develop strategies and recommendations that can achieve very meaningful reductions of GHGs across all fuel types and sectors of Canada’s economy. For the natural gas delivery industry, this included a comprehensive review with stakeholders of the most important and pressing factors for the potential growth of renewable gases in Canada, including renewable natural gas and hydrogen. Through this exercise with the federal government, it was established that 14 Mt of GHG emission reductions are attainable by introducing renewable gases into Canada’s transportation, building heat and industrial processes. To learn more about how renewable gases (through RNG and hydrogen) can play a key role in Canada’s long-term clean energy future, read Gaseous Fuels in Canada’s Low-Carbon Energy Future.