Federal government operations to run on green power by 2025, environment minister promises

Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change, speaks at the CanWEA conference in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntoshCALGARY – The federal Liberals are promising to run all government operations on renewable energy within a decade, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday.Speaking in Calgary to the Canadian Wind Energy Association, McKenna said the switch is to be complete by 2025.”Today, to show we’re leading the way, we are announcing our firm commitment to purchasing 100 per cent renewable power for government operations by 2025,” she said.”The government needs to be a key player to support the acceleration of clean growth — not only through policy, but by investing and showing leadership.”McKenna said the government plans to buy renewable electricity for federal facilities such as military bases.Few details were immediately available on how the program will work, but she confirmed it will include all government …
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