Canada phasing out coal-fired power
Canada announced on Monday it plans to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity by 2030. The move is in stark contrast to US President-elect Donald Trump’s vow to revive the US coal industry. Environment Minister Kathleen McKenna said the goal was to ensure that 90 percent of Canada’s electricity came from sustainable sources by that time— up from the current 80 percent. The announcement is one of a series of measures Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is rolling out as part of a broader climate change plan.