Quebec release its Energy Policy 2030

On April 7, the Government of Quebec released its new Energy Policy 2030. Over the next 15 years, Quebec wishes to reduce by 40% the quantity of oil products used in the province and wants renewable energy to rise from 47 to 61% of Quebec’s needs by 2030.

An organization will be created to manage the energetic transition. Quebec will assist households and industry to reduce energy consumption and expects to spend $4 billion doing so over the next 15 years.

To reduce its dependence on oil, the government wants to focus primarily on the transport sector which is alone responsible for 75% of oil consumption in Quebec. According to the Prime Minister, transport is where individual and collective electrification can achieve the greatest gains.

To increase EV adoption, Quebec plans to install a sufficient number of charging stations in public places and along main roads throughout its territory, including a pilot of multi-fuel stations. These stations add up to the 700 electric charging stations in the province, including 30 fast-charging stations. Quebec sets a target for 300,000 EVs on its roads by 2026 and 1,000,000 EVs by 2030, amounting 20% of all light-duty vehicles.

Visit Quebec’s Web site to read the official document. (in French only)