Accelerating clean growth

Over the last six years, Canada’s Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements program provided more recovery funding than in its first 39 years – since it was launched in 1970 – combined, largely due to the acceleration of climate change and extreme weather events.

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UBC’s Living Lab demonstrates the future of sustainable energy

According to a recent report from the National Energy Board, Canada is now the world’s fourth-largest generator of renewable energy. Hydropower represents 55 per cent of our electricity capacity; between 2005 and 2015, wind power capacity increased by 20 times and solar by 125 times. But renewable sources still make up a distressingly small portion of the world’s total energy use, less than four per cent, and around 80 per cent still comes from carbon-intensive sources such as oil, gas and coal. Here in Canada, wind, solar and biomass power makes up just 11 per cent of total capacity.

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