Canada phas­ing out coal-fired power

China Daily (USA) - - BUSINESS -

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.

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