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Immigration Equivalents

If it was impossible to attract immigrants but the national goal was to increase energy consumption at a rate equivalent to the impact of various rates of immigration, illustrated below are indicators of the necessary excess. How many Hummers would the average driver have to commute in simultaneously to replicate the impacts of high levels of immigration?

Also included is the area of solar panels required to offset energy demand increases due to immigration.

Term Explanations

Fertility: Total number of children per woman. 2.1 is replacement level.

Immigration: Annual net immigration as a percentage of the population. Currently in Canada, immigration is running at the 0.8% to 1.0% level. Balanced immigration is zero net immigration.

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