Canada’s primary energy use is highly reliant on gas and oil, contributing 35% and 34% respectively in 2017. The draft Clean Fuel Standard, which is expected to be finalised in late 2021, would require liquid fuel suppliers to cut carbon intensity of fuels they sell over time. The remaining energy mix is comprised of 17% renewables including biomass, 9% nuclear, and 6% coal. Current plans indicate that Canada intends to continue production of natural gas, particularly liquefied natural gas for export.,
In 2017, roughly 67% of electricity was generated by renewables, with the majority supplied by hydropower, and an additional 15% supplied by nuclear. Energy modelling by the Canada Energy Regulator show an increase in the share of renewable and nuclear generation to a total of 90% by 2050 in their Evolving Scenario that assumes increasing climate action. Coal, oil and gas account for 9%, 1% and 8% of present day generation, respectively, though Canada aims to phase out unabated coal by 2030.