DOING OUR PART
Net Zero 2027
Bruce Power is continuing to contribute to a Net Zero Canada by 2050 by announcing its commitment to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its site operations by 2027.
This makes Bruce Power the first nuclear operator in North America to announce such an ambitious commitment.
One of the largest emissions reduction initiatives in a generation – the phase out of coal in Ontario – was made possible by Bruce Power, and we are building on this leadership role by recognizing that we will be successful in our fight against climate change by leveraging our existing assets as part of our clean energy agenda,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.
While the company reliably produces large volumes of emissions-free electricity that is critical to Ontario staying off coal, as well as continued system reliability, Bruce Power is taking the next step to ensure it minimizes and offsets emissions from routine undertakings such as vehicles, machinery, buildings, and equipment to achieve Net Zero status by 2027.
Learn more about emission scopes and Bruce Power’s commitment and strategy with this fact sheet.
Bruce Power is currently exploring game-changing opportunities through the company’s Centre for Next Generation Nuclear Technology at the Nuclear Innovation Institute. Some of these initiatives focus on leveraging the strong foundation established at the Bruce Power site to achieve Net Zero 2050 through optimization of existing assets, partnerships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, Hydrogen and Fusion technology, public health integration in a post-pandemic world, medical isotopes, new nuclear, and electrification of transportation and industrial processes.
The Net Zero 2027 commitment builds on Bruce Power’s NZ-2050 plan, which consists of five pillars:
- Optimize and leverage existing investments in Canada’s largest private-sector infrastructure project to drive further decarbonization.
- Foster innovation in new energy technologies including new nuclear and fusion energy.
- Use nuclear power generation to produce clean fuels and electrify industrial processes and transportation with an historic opportunity to contribute to a national hydrogen and clean fuels strategy.
- Create an ecosystem of “green collar” jobs including the nuclear, manufacturing, and energy development sectors with a focus on diversity and more representation from women, visible minorities and Indigenous peoples.
- Inspire innovation by supporting strong social responsibility and sustainability, and providing contributions to global health such as life-saving medical isotopes as the world battles COVID-19.
“Building back better means building a low-emissions energy future and a national economy that creates jobs and leaves no energy worker behind,” said Hon. Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources for the Government of Canada. “Canada is a Tier-1 nuclear nation and will reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Ambitious leadership like that being shown here by Bruce Power will get us there.”