Green Stimulus – Pembina Institute principles and recommendations for a 2020 economic stimulus package

The Pembina Institute sees the Covid-19 crisis as a moment of paramount importance for ensuring the health of Canadians and the future resilience of the Canadian economy. In this document, it articulates the importance of maintaining carbon pricing and provides specific recommendations for economic stimulus that supports job maintenance and creation and climate action in the buildings, electricity, transportation (including zero-emission vehicles and batteries, hydrogen production and infrastructure, and transit), and oil and gas sectors. Finally, the document offers suggestions on existing channels to quickly disburse funds across Canada’s economy (including the Low Carbon Economy Fund, provincial energy efficiency agencies, Canada Infrastructure Bank, and others). To read the full brief, refer to the Pembina Institute website.