The Government of Canada has announced that it intends to ensure that 100% of all governmental operations will run on electricity purchased from clean power by 2025, as well as reducing emissions by 40% by 2030.
Scott Brison, President of the Canadian Treasury Board announced in the House of Commons earlier this month that the Government will be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, as well as purchasing 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources. The Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat is actually hoping to achieve a 40% greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2025, but has left 5 years leeway just in case. Additionally, the Treasury Board Secretariat has created the Centre for Greening Government, an initiative that will track the country’s emissions centrally, as well as coordinate efforts across government, and ensure the country meets its goals.
“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 Scott Brison. “I was proud to announce that we will be reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030 and that all departments are on board to get it done.”
“Today’s announcement by the federal government that it will source 100% of the electricity for its operations from renewable energy provides more evidence that federal and provincial governments are accelerating their efforts to address the risks of climate change,” said Robert Hornung, President of the Canadian Wind Energy Association. “We applaud the federal government for this new commitment and we remain confident that wind energy will continue to be a key component of Canada’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”