New figures released show Canada generated around two-thirds of its electricity from renewable sources in 2015.
A report from the country’s National Energy Board highlight the huge impact made by hydro, with 60% of Canada’s electricity coming from this source. This is 10% of the global generation of hydro-electricity, only China contributes more.
“Canada’s hydro generation has allowed the country to be one of the global leaders in renewable energy for years. Now, as solar, wind and other technologies become more cost competitive, we expect to see a continuing increase in their adoption in the future,” said Shelley Milutinovic, Chief Economist, National Energy Board.
And the country outperforms larger countries – including Germany, Brazil and France – when it comes to renewable energy generation.