Canada to Phase out Coal by 2030

Posted by on Monday, November 21, 2016

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said on Monday that the federal government is moving to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity in Canada by 2030.

90 per cent of the country's electricity should be coming from sustainable sources by the year 2030.

Coal power currently represents about 8 per cent of Canadian greenhouse gas emissions.

Coal is a chemically complex fuel. Whenever it is burned, gases are given off and particles of ash, called "fly ash," are released. The sulfur in coal combines with oxygen to form sulfur dioxide, which can be a major source of air pollution if emitted in large enough quantities.

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