Quebec Energy Policy 2030

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 10 May 2017

In 2016 Government of Quebec adopted Energy Policy until 2030. The goal of the Policy is to build a sustainable low-carbon economy of the region based on energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions.

Three pillars are guiding the Government of Quebec new policy: 1) energy efficiency; 2) energy substitution; and 3) change of behaviour.

The following orientations will guide the province energy transition over the next 15 years:

•Ensure an integrative governance approach to energy transition

•Favour a low carbon footprint economy transition

•Propose renewed and diversified energy supplies to consumers

•Define a new approach to fossil fuels

The policy sets ambitious targets to be reached by 2030:

• Become 15% more energy efficient

• Reduce oil products consumption by 40%

• Eliminate the use of thermal coal

• Increase total renewable energy production by 25%

• Increase bioenergy production by 50%

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