At E2E, we believe in sustainable energy production and develop our technologies with sustainability in mind. Our Geothermal Energy Production Sustainability Model highlights environmental, social, and economic benefits in association with E2E’s geothermal technologies.
These advantages, including financial benefits for public and private stakeholders, create overlapping positive impacts on Planet, People, and Profits, and form a strong platform for sustainable development. Some of the sustainable initiatives listed in the model have already been implemented in E2E’s activities through the 50 - 30 Challenge and effective stakeholder initiatives.
E2E will help its customers to achieve overall net zero for their carbon equivalent emissions and related environmental sustainability goals.
In 2016, Canada released the first-ever national climate plan – the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change – jointly developed by the federal, provincial and territorial governments. The measures in the Pan-Canadian Framework are projected to make significant progress in helping Canada reach its 2030 goal of a 30% reduction below 2005 levels. In December 2020, the Government of Canada released its strengthened federal climate plan, A Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy. The plan contains 64 strengthened and new federal policies, programs and investments to cut pollution and build a stronger, cleaner, more resilient and inclusive economy. Building on the measures included in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change, the proposed actions outlined in the strengthened climate plan will – once fully implemented – enable Canada to exceed its current 2030 target.
Canada has also committed to achieve a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. To set Canada on a path to achieve a prosperous net-zero emissions future by 2050, the Government of Canada introduced the proposed Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, in Parliament on November 19, 2020. The act will formalize Canada's target to achieve net-zero emissions by the year 2050, and establish a series of interim emissions reduction targets at 5-year milestones towards that goal.