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All About Renewable Energy

Renewable energy refers to the energy that comes from natural occurrences, replenishing faster or at an equal rate as when people need them. There are different forms of green energy.

They can come from the earth or the sun, including power produced by liquid biofuels, biogas, solid biomass, ocean resources, hydropower, the geothermal, wind, and solar.

Many energy-generation equipment and technologies have been built over the years to make use of natural resources. Usable energy is generated and transformed into transportation fuels, thermal power, industrial heat, and electrical power.

With Canada’s diversified geography and extensive landmass, the country can utilize renewable resources to create energy. Presently, about 19% of Canada’s main supply of energy comes from renewable resources. By far, hydropower is the crucial type of renewable energy produced in the country.

Key Information

  • Canada has diversified geography and extensive landmass, which means that the country has substantial renewable sources that it can use to generate energy. These natural resources include ocean energy, geothermal, solar, biomass, wind, and flowing water.
  • Canada is one of the top leading countries in producing and using energy from natural resources. Renewable resources presently provide about 19% of Canada’s key energy supply in total.
  • Flowing water is Canada’s most important renewable energy source, providing over 59% or more of Canada’s electricity production. Note that Canada is top two globally in producing hydroelectric power.
  • Next to hydropower, the wind comes second as an essential source of renewable energy in Canada, accounting for 3.5% of the country’s electricity generation.
  • Next to wind, biomass comes third as the most vital source of Canada’s electrical power generation. It contributes about 1.4% or more to Canada’s energy mix.
  • Solar photovoltaic and wind energy are also developing at a quick rate and contributing to Canada’s electricity production.