Earlier this week, the Prime Minister signed a historic pan-Canadian framework to fight climate change. It is a strategy that is intended to help Canada meet its international commitment to the Paris Agreement. The goal? To decrease greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 30 per cent by 2030 (from our 2005 levels).
How is Canadian Nuclear Laboratories aligned with this initiative?
Currently, we are in the final stages of converting our power house from “Bunker C” heavy oil to natural gas, which will reduce our GHG emissions by roughly 30 per cent and remove many other pollutants.
We are also working with the Independent Electricity Systems Operator (IESO), which is our electricity provider, and an energy consultant, to complete an energy study that is integrated with our Vision 2026. The outcome of this study will be an energy solution that will reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency at Chalk River Laboratories.