CPJ encouraged by coal commitment

Citizens for Public Justice hopes to see similar measures on oil and gas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ottawa, ON: November 21, 2016 — Citizens for Public Justice (CPJ) is encouraged by Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna’s announcement today that Canada will phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030.

“The commitment of transitioning electricity production to 90% non-emitting sources represents an important step forward in terms of reducing Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions,” said senior policy analyst Karri Munn-Venn. “It is our hope that Canada’s climate action plan, anticipated in December, will include corresponding measures to address emissions from oil and gas.”

In 2015, CPJ helped to coordinate an inter-faith statement on climate change policy in Canada that included a call for “more stringent and ambitious emission targets in Canada” through policies including a price on carbon emissions, developing and promoting a national renewable energy policy, and ending fossil fuel subsidies.

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For more information, contact Brad Wassink at ac.jpc@darb or 613-232-0275 x. 225

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