Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2016
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning, Policy Support>Institutional creation
Policy Target:Multiple RE Sources>All, Bioenergy, Multiple RE Sources>Power, Multiple RE Sources>Heating
Policy Sector:Electricity, Framework Policy
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Gouvernment of Quebec

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%

Last modified: Wed, 10 May 2017 10:20:09 CEST