WASHINGTON, D.C. –(ENEWSPF)–November 22, 2016. Canada announced yesterday that it plans to virtually eliminate all use of traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030 as part of its federal government’s plans to counter catastrophic climate change.
In response, Bruce Nilles, Senior Director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, released the following statement:
“This is what global leadership looks like. Fossil fuels are neither good for our health or our economy, and as we continue to make progress moving beyond coal across the U.S., we applaud our northern neighbors for helping lead the way.
“This move shows that a world without coal isn’t just possible, it’s necessary — and soon. Other nations must act on this reality or be left behind with a serious competitive disadvantage that also puts the lives of their citizens at risk.”
About the Sierra Club
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