Canada quits coal-fired electricity


Canadian coal-town Alberta Canada

Hannah is one of the coal towns affected by the decision

anada announced yesterday that it will phase out all coal fired electricity generation by 2030.

Coal is the dirtiest of the fossil fuels producing over three tonnes of carbon dioxide for every tonne of coal burned.

Canada has also announced a carbon price commencing in two years with an eighty percent reduction target by 2050. Two Canadian states will be worst affected as they currently produce 40 percent of their electricity from coal fired power stations. Nationally, Canada produces the majority of its electricity from hydro-electricity.

Canada quits coal, government sets 2030 deadline


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