Low-carbon government promised by 2025

The Liberal government is promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from federal operations by 40 per cent within a decade.The ‘greening government’ strategy was announced by Environment Minister Catherine McKenna in Calgary where she promised a government that will eventually be run on renewable energy. While in Ottawa, Treasury Board President Scott Brison vowed to track departments’ progress in meeting the 2025 target with the creation of a new Centre for Greening Government.Brison said the government is leading by example and the target marks the government’s contribution to the climate change strategy.“The government must do its part to meet the challenges of climate change to leave a prosperous and sustainable economy and a strong middle-class for the next generations,” said Brison.The government has had various green or energy efficiency initiatives over the years and some say the easy reductions have largely been made. This plan, includes some …
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