The Canadian province of Quebec would like to reduce the amount of petroleum-based products used by 40% between now and 2030 and increase the total amount of renewable energy being produced by 25% above the current figure during that same period. These ambitious commitments imply a progressive reduction in the amount of hydrocarbons used, but has Québec actually begun this process and is it on track to achieving the targets that it has set for itself? This report by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) explores how subsidies tied to hydrocarbons have evolved.

The report is available to download on the IISD website.