With its "Plan for a Green Economy 2030", Quebec aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 37.5% by 2030, in comparison to the levels recorded in 1990. Additionally, Quebec plans to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. The plan includes a target of dedicating 4 TWh to the electrification of vehicles. With these ambitious goals, Quebec intends to become a leader in the electrification of North America, leveraging its many strengths and advantages.
In order to accelerate the energy transition, Quebec must use different technologies to replace fossil fuels in the sectors that emit the most GHGs, particularly in the transportation sector. The development of the electrical sector has thus become a priority for the French-speaking Canadian province. Quebec wants to be at the heart of the electrification of North America. And for that, it can count on its many assets.
More than 97% of the energy produced in Quebec is renewable, and Quebec is one of the largest producers of hydroelectricity. In addition, the Canadian subsoil contains the main minerals needed to manufacture electric batteries, such as lithium, cobalt, and nickel. Quebec also has competitive access to the North American market thanks to numerous trade agreements.