It’s easier to move forward when we see all sides. So, let’s dive in.

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How can we address climate change when we approve pipelines?

Addressing climate change has become a top priority around the world. As consumers, we all have a role to play in managing the amount of energy we use.

Renewable sources of energy like wind, solar and hydro are a growing part of the energy mix (currently supplying close to 18% of Canada’s energy needs), but their ability to economically and efficiently meet Canada’s energy needs is still limited. That’s why natural gas is becoming a more important source of electricity in Canada, accounting for 9.2% of electricity generated in 2016. (Source: Natural Resources Canada)

While alternative energy sources will continue to grow, Canadians need reliable and economical energy they can trust that is available all the time. A safe and secure supply of responsibly produced oil and low-carbon natural gas is an important part of Canada’s energy future.

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Pipelines help deliver cleaner energy options like natural gas to the world.

As the world addresses climate change, Canada’s energy will be an important part of the solution. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada can help lower global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when it’s used to displace higher-emitting fuels for electricity generation.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2018, global demand for natural gas will increase 43% by 2040, replacing coal as the world’s second-largest energy source. Canada’s natural gas can help reduce coal use around the world enabling coal-dependent countries like India and China to reduce emissions, as well as helping the three billion people using fuels like wood or biomass to improve their health and quality of life. (Source: World Bank 2018)

Canada’s abundant supply of natural gas (1,220 trillion cubic feet, enough for 300 years at current levels) is transported to LNG terminals by pipeline, where it will be exported to new markets. Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) members will ensure this vital resource is shipped safely, building a better energy future for all.

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Increasing world population and the growing global economy mean energy demand is rising. While solar and wind energy production is rising, forecasts indicate oil and natural gas could still provide the majority of the world’s energy in 2040.

Pipelines, and pipeline operators, remain a vital part of the evolving energy ecosystem Canada and the world depend on.

World energy demand is growing.

Demand for oil and natural gas to meet the world’s needs will also grow.

Petroleum supply in Canada is exceeding pipeline capacity.

Canada is well positioned to meet the world’s need for responsibly produced energy.

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reasons your pipelines are important to your future.

Yes, they are your pipelines. They transport Canada’s natural resources that you and all other Canadians count on.

The energy you need to live and thrive

Pipelines safely transport the oil and natural gas Canadians count on for heating, cooking, transporting goods, growing food and so much more.

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The quality of life you enjoy in Canada

Pipelines generate enormous economic benefits that you and every other Canadian count on – close to $1 trillion contributed to Canada’s GDP since 2005 – for services like health care and education.

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Technology and innovation that lead the world

Thousands of engineers and environmental experts work together to ensure Canada’s pipeline infrastructure is among the very best in the world.

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Built and operated to the highest standards

Among the strictest safety and environmental standards in the world.

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Keeping Canada strong

All Canadians can be secure in the knowledge that the energy they need to survive and thrive will always be available.

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Progressive energy system

An energy ecosystem that evolves through technology and innovation to embrace smart options and address environmental and social issues.

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Employing thousands of Canadians

Providing valuable careers in communities across Canada, as well as supporting 900,000 jobs in the energy industry and the livelihoods of millions of Canadians.

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World leader in energy

Canada is respected worldwide for our responsibly produced energy.

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Built the Canadian way

The story is uniquely Canadian. Transmission pipeline operators do not compete on safety, but instead work together to build a safe, smart and secure energy future for Canada.

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Cleaner energy for the world

Canada’s natural gas is helping to replace higher-carbon energy sources and fuel a lower-carbon future.

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