A Pivotal Moment - A net-zero 2050 can deliver 700,000 more Canadian energy jobs than exist today, but rolling back climate
21 March 2023
recently made the single largest investment in climate and energy in American history in the form of the Inflation Reduction Act,1 only to be matched by the EU announcing its own multi-billion-euro Green Deal Industrial Plan.2 Meanwhile, China is dominating supply chains with 60% of the world’s clean energy technology manufacturing.3 Put simply, the energy transition is an impending reality, with. [...] Photo credit: Structurlam Clean Energy Canada / A Pivotal Moment 9 Canadian clean energy jobs IN A NET-ZERO 2050 CLEAN TRANSPORTATION CLEAN INDUSTRY 61% 1,636,100 6% 172,400 CLEAN ENERGY JOBS IN CLEAN ENERGY SUPPLY CLEAN BUILDINGS CANADA 18% 478,700 15% 391,000 (IN A NET-ZERO 2050) What’s in the clean energy sector? CLEAN ENERGY SUPPLY CLEAN INDUSTRY • Wind • Waste to energy • Low-carbon machinery. [...] A 2022 Clean Energy Canada report, Money Talks, In a net-zero scenario, jobs in Canadian explored how Canadian governments can use their clean industry are set to grow 7% a year purchasing power to accelerate the shift to cleaner in the second quarter of the century, construction materials. [...] Unlike in the rest of Canada, the majority of clean energy jobs in Northern Canada are forecast to be in clean energy supply. [...] While the oil and gas boom may have dominated the energy narrative in the first decade of the century, it will be a clean energy boom that defines the next decades.