The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources for the Canadian government released a report on Canada’s energy future that called natural gas “a game-changing fuel.”
“Reliable, versatile and efficient, natural gas is becoming a platform fuel for the Canadian economy; its expansion should be encouraged,” said the report titled “Now or Never” which outlines a comprehensive energy vision for Canada.
The report draws on the expertise of more than 250 leading energy stakeholders across the country to address the real and urgent energy and emissions challenges. “As the committee developed its vision, it witnessed the dynamic transformation of the global energy landscape and considered the implications for Canada,” the report said.
Issues addressed included new technology breakthroughs, major shale gas discoveries, the development of alternative energy sources, new regulatory regimes, the Japan nuclear disaster and new sensitivity for appropriate social license to engage in resource development. Aggressive competition for international energy markets has also become a major factor, according to the report.
For detailed information and to obtain a copy of the report, go to http://senate-senat.ca/enev-e.asp.