Canada Could Go 100 Percent Renewable By 2035 If Its Government Gets Serious About Climate Change

Posted by Mike Confino, March 22, 2015

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Canada can be a world leader in emissions reductions and renewable energy use, but only if its federal government decides to take climate change seriously, according to a new report.

The report, published Wednesday by 70 Canadian academics, looked at Canada’s potential to shift its electricity production to renewable sources and cut its emissions. It found that the country could get 100 percent of its electricity from low-carbon sources like wind, solar, and hydropower by 2035 and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. To achieve these goals, the report recommended that the federal government implement a nationwide price on carbon and eliminate subsidies to Canada’s fossil fuel industry — particularly, its tar sands industry.

via Canada Could Go 100 Percent Renewable By 2035 If Its Government Gets Serious About Climate Change | ThinkProgress.

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