Énergir is committed to a more energy-efficient future

Énergir and its subsidiaries are actively committed to a more energy-efficient future, and are involved in a variety of innovative projects such as the production of solar and wind power, renewable natural gas, natural gas as fuel and liquefied natural gas (LNG). Énergir also wants to encourage Québecers to consume more efficiently by promoting a more complementary use of energies to successfully meet energy challenges.

Our responsibilities in the fight against climate change

Climate change is a reality. It is caused mainly by an increase in the concentration of greenhouse gas (GHG) in the atmosphere. This phenomenon can be attributed to human activity, specifically to the use of fossil fuels. If businesses in the energy sector are part of the problem, they also need to be part of the solution, and Énergir is fully aware of this reality.

Who emits GHG?

The transportation industry is Québec’s largest GHG emitter, at 41% of total emissions. The industrial sector is second, at 31.4% of the total. Together, these two sectors alone account for nearly 75% of the province’s GHG emissions.*
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An ambitious GHG reduction target

Québec has set a short-term objective of reducing its GHG emissions by 20% by 2020. It established a medium-term target of 37.5% by 2030, and is aiming to reduce emissions by more than 80% by 2050. In its Environmental Policy, Énergir has in fact committed itself to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions beyond the targets set in the commitments for Québec.
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Solutions for achieving Québec’s target

Énergir has put forth solutions to fight climate change. We estimate that by maximizing our efforts to make them a reality, we can help reduce Québec’s GHG by 2.8 million tonnes by 2030. This forecast represents an important contribution of the total GHG reduction needed to achieve the government’s target for 2030.
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Encourage energy efficiency

… by continuing to maximize our energy efficiency efforts alongside our customers. Since 2001, Énergir and many of its customers have helped carry out more than 120,500 energy efficiency projects. Their work has resulted in a reduction of nearly 1 million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
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Reduce our dependence on oil products

… by tackling the two sectors that are the heaviest emitters—transportation and industry. One solution is to convert 15% of heavy transport trucks and 10% of ships to using natural gas as fuel (liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas) and by powering even more plants with natural gas instead of coal or oil products.
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Promote renewable natural gas

 For many years now, Énergir has been actively promoting the development of renewable natural gas in Québec, and our target is to achieve a minimum of 5% RNG content in our gas network. Biomethanation gives your table scraps and other organic residues a second life, which reduces the amount of waste that ends up in landfills. The biomethane produced from this matter can be added to our gas network to heat buildings, fuel vehicle fleets, and much more.

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Our energies

We believe diversity is key to the future of energy. This is why Énergir is involved in developing renewable, liquefied and compressed natural gas, solar and wind power and hydroelectricity.
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  • Natural gas

    Énergir is the largest gas distributor in Québec and Vermont.
  • Renewable natural gas

    Renewable natural gas produced from organic matter.

  • Liquefied natural gas

    LNG is natural gas that changes from a gaseous to a liquid state.
  • Compressed natural gas

    CNG is compressed natural gas that can be used as fuel.
  • Wind power

    Investments in several wind farms in Québec and Vermont.
  • Solar power

    Solar farm, energy efficiency programs and other innovative projects.
  • Hydroelectricity

    Hydroelectricity production through our U.S. subsidiary.
  • Cow power

    Producing electricity takes an unexpected form in Vermont.
* Inventaire québécois des émissions de gaz à effet de serre en 2013 et leur évolution depuis 1990 | Ministère du Développement durable, Environnement et Lutte contre les changements climatiques.  
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