Yes, by turning to renewable energy and greener transportation, we are indeed talking about a major change in our approach to energy and transportation. Let me remind you that 26% of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions come from oil and gas, and 25% come from transportation. Together, that makes up more than half of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions.
I would not be surprised to find that, in two or three years, greenhouse gas emissions from transportation are greater than those from oil and gas. That means, therefore, that we have to speed up the electrification of transportation. The Government of Canada has established targets for the use of electric vehicles.
If we find ourselves in a situation where major components, such as batteries for electric vehicles, are manufactured in places where we have little or no control, it can cause major geopolitical problems.
We have a clear example of that at the moment. There is a world shortage of microchips and that results in shortages of consumer products, like cars and computers. For reasons of national security, therefore, we could consider ways of securing the supply of raw materials that go into electric vehicles and gas-powered vehicles alike, because all vehicles need critical and strategic minerals. The minerals are used in computers, in armaments, in solar panels, and so on.
In the United States, measures like that have already been taken for reasons of national security, in terms of ports and oil facilities. In Canada, we have seen it with a potash company in Saskatchewan, if I'm not mistaken. We must make sure that resources on our territory are not reserved simply for foreign companies to process. The result is that we end up having to import their products at a higher price and have no control over the resource.