July 25, 2022

We all have a role to play in energy efficiency (SDG 7)

Did you know that renewable energy sources currently provide about 18% of Canada’s total primary energy supply? Water, wind, and biomass are the most common. In fact, Canada is the world’s second largest producer of hydroelectricity! 

SDG 7 challenges us to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all. That means not only reducing our reliance on fossil fuels in favour of renewable energy sources, but also improving energy efficiency and storage systems to make sure that energy doesn’t go to waste and ensuring that everyone has access to reliable electricity. 

Colleges and institutes are leaders in our renewable energy future! They train people to work in the clean and renewable energy sector and support industry to find innovative solutions to energy challenges in their communities. 

We all have a role to play in energy efficiency! By being more aware of our energy usage at home, investing in clean renewable energies, and contributing to innovation in the field, we can improve our health and the environment, drive economic growth and create green jobs, and help to ensure affordable access to clean energy for all.