Quebeckers are consuming gasoline and diesel more than ever before. They are also buying ever larger vehicles, which offsets gains in energy efficiency. Unless reorientation measures are put in place, the government targets for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions will not be achieved. Such are the findings of the latest edition of État de l’énergie au Québec, an annual report aimed at addressing the lack of accessible information on this sector.
The disparity in Quebec and Canadian statistics limits the understanding of the state of the energy sector. It also compromises the decision-making ability of the relevant stakeholders on a range of issues that may threaten the various economic, political, social or environmental balances.
This is why the Chair in Energy Sector Management has been proposing, since 2015, an annual report intended for both the stakeholders and the general public. This report is being enriched every year by new tools and unpublished data. This consistent presentation of the most recent data available is also an opportunity to raise alarm signals and make recommendations to the federal and provincial governments.
"Although Canada is the fifth largest energy producer in the world, we did not have global and structured access to data for this sector. That is why we launched the État de l’énergie au Québec."
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