Canada's missing energy story
In the words of Maclean’s columnist Tabatha Southey, last week we released a “barn burner of a report” about Canada’s clean energy sector.
The report was produced from original research by Clean Energy Canada and Navius Research. What we found was pretty exciting. The clean energy sector employs 300,000 Canadians from coast to coast, roughly equivalent to the real estate sector. The sector is also growing 5% a year—a third more than the Canadian average. But until last week, no one was talking about it. As one article put it, the overlooked sector is an “economic powerhouse.”
The great thing about the sector, as we wrote in an op-ed in the Globe and Mail, is “it spans many industries – electricity, efficient buildings, clean vehicles – and unlike some sectors is spread across the country. It isn’t tied to the regional identity of any one province.” So let’s start celebrating our thriving clean energy sector. Because it’s not just a futuristic concept—it’s already here, it’s big, and it’s everywhere.