Electricity generation by source – Canada

Where does Canada get its electricity from? Though it is a desperately oil dependent country, its sources of electricity are fairly green. The bulk of electricity is produced by hydro-electric dams, followed by nuclear energy. Nuclear isn’t totally green — and there are other criticisms against it — but it is a low-carbon source. The […]


Electricity generation by source – comparison

Overview of the energy sources of electricity production in four important regions: Africa, China, Europe and the United States. A few observations jump out. First, it shows that fossil fuels are still a big part of the energy mix. Yet all regions are making progress, Europe most of all, with about 60% of being low-carbon […]


Emissions up in 2017

After declining in 2016, CO2 emissions went back up in 2017. According to estimates from the Global Carbon Project, emissions increased by almost 600 million tonnes, ending up at 41.47 billion tonnes. Emissions had actually decreased in 2016 after flattening out over the last few years, bringing hope that we had finally reached peak carbon […]


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