Government of Canada releases draft Clean Electricity RegulationsPembina Institute available for comment on draft framework

July 26, 2022

Electricity lines in Alberta

Photo: Roberta Franchuk, Pembina Institute


CALGARY, AB – The Government of Canada has today released a draft of its forthcoming Clean Electricity Regulations, the primary policy through which it intends to achieve a net-zero electricity grid in Canada by 2035. Successful design and implementation of this policy can support a reliable, affordable, and clean grid, which will fundamentally underpin Canada’s goal of a net-zero economy by 2050.  

This coincides with a new report released today by the Pembina Institute, Achieving a Net-Zero Canadian Electricity Grid by 2035, which outlines:

  • First principles that must underpin a net-zero grid
  • Environmental, social and economic benefits a net-zero grid can provide to Canadians
  • Pathways through which net-zero electricity generation can be achieved by 2035

Binnu Jeyakumar, Director for Clean Energy at the Pembina Institute, is available for comment on the government draft and its contents, including how it coincides with and deviates from the points laid out in our report.


Alex Burton
Senior Communications Lead, Pembina Institute


Report: Achieving a Net-Zero Canadian Electricity Grid by 2035
Report: Pembina Institute response to the federal government’s discussion paper on the forthcoming Clean Electricity Standard (Submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada)
Release: G7 countries’ commitment to clean energy is landmark for climate progress


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