Canada’s Clean Energy Growth Economy Indicators
The CEGE Indicator Platform is an interactive online dashboard to monitor our progress toward a clean energy growth economy. Over the next four years, we will track the movement of specific economic indicators under three themes: economy, environment, and society.
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Moving to a clean energy growth economy in Canada requires a long-term transformation that balances the need for environmental protection, economic growth, and social prosperity.
The mandate of the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for a Clean Energy Growth Economy is to support the research and dialogue required to make this transition in Canada.
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Our energy system impacts all aspects of life in Canada. Energy use is responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions, which are disrupting our economy, environment, and society.
And right now, the system is undergoing transformation—driven by government, businesses, and consumer decision-making. Tracking the impact of these decisions is an important part of transitioning to a clean energy growth economy and a sustainable future.
Canada’s overall assessment: Positive trend
What does this mean?
Canada is making good progress on environmental and social indicators even as the economy has grown. Pricing carbon emissions, adopting tough regulation, and investing in innovative technology have all helped drive sustainable outcomes in Canada.
Weak economic performance for energy producers, while slowing their overall transition, has not stopped their contribution to improvement.
The good news: Canada is moving in the right direction. The transition must be swifter and broader, but we’re making progress.
What do we mean by energy producers
and energy consumers?
Energy producers, defined by Statistics Canada, are oil and gas extraction, coal mining, uranium mining, support activities for oil and gas extraction, electric utilities, natural gas utilities, natural gas distribution, petroleum and coal product manufacturing and pipeline transportation.
Energy consumers make up the balance of sectors in the Canadian economy.
Canada’s framework document
National Resources Satellite Account
Maximizing Canada’s economic potential
human-induced environmental impacts
and using natural resources responsibly
Ensuring Canadians’ standard of living continues to improve
Energy is transformative
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The CEGE Indicator Platform is an interactive online dashboard to monitor our progress toward a clean energy growth economy in Canada. Over the next few years, we will track movements in Canada’s energy system across three themes: Economy, Environment, and Society.
Using an equal weighting from 14 indicators under these three themes, we produce a picture of how we're doing. And by segmenting the information between energy producers and energy consumers, we can also target where change is happening or where it needs to happen.
This platform shows the latest annual change for each theme and for each indicator. It also shows historical trends. You can filter each indicator by energy segment (producers or consumers) and by reference period.
About the platform
March 29, 2021
Measuring What Matters: An Energy-system Perspective on Sustainability
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