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e-2693 (Environment)

Initiated by Craig Teneycke from Vancouver, British Columbia

Original language of petition: English

Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled

  • Canada will be able to transition away from a petroleum-based economy at a faster rate if a robust and efficient cross-country interconnected electrical grid is adopted;
  • New and diverse electrical enterprises, such as hyperloop transportation systems, and electric vehicles, will be empowered and embraced as more of those enterprises interact with the electrical infrastructure created to support them;
  • Canada interconnecting electrical grids from one end of the country to the other, as well as, adopting the transmission of emissions-free or net-zero power into electrical storage systems will move and store clean electricity throughout Canada;
  • Electrical generation and storage grids will allow individuals to contribute excess power, above what they need, to the network;
  • Solar panels, concentrating solar power, Stirling engines, small hydro turbines, and tidal power are all examples of power generation technologies that already exist and support emissions-free or net-zero power creation; and
  • Numerous electricity storage systems exist already, such as pumped hydroelectric storage systems, compressed air energy storage, molten salt thermal storage, redox flow batteries, conventional rechargeable batteries, non-lithium batteries, lithium batteries, thermal storage, and flywheels.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons in Parliament assembled to:
1. Research, fund, and support the creation of an interconnected national power grid strategy, which will facilitate additional electrical creation and storage projects; and
2. Embrace carbon-free electrical power generation, power storage, and power transportation systems, which will allow Canada to reduce greenhouse gas significantly.
Open for signature
June 23, 2020, at 4:03 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
September 21, 2020, at 4:03 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Elizabeth May
Saanich—Gulf Islands
Green Party Caucus
British Columbia
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