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Draft coal regulations don’t go far enough

Canada is in a position to be able to completely phase-out coal within a number of years, if it so decided. Ontario, which used to use more coal than any other province in Canada, has almost completely rid of coal-powered electricity. Coal will no longer exist in Ontario as of 2014.

Putting laws around coal is a huge opportunity for us to eliminate 11 percent of Canada’s emissions that are adding to climate change, but Canada will miss that opportunity and implement weak regulations unless we send them a message.

WWF-Canada calls on Canada to implement meaningful regulations that will start reducing emissions today.

The government has asked for public comments. Join thousands of other Canadians in sending in a call for deeper regulations. Public comments are open until Wednesday.

Visit the David Suzuki Foundation for an easy-to-send email to Environment Canada and the federal Environment Minister.

Facts:

Canadians want to act on climate change and move away from coal, and towards renewable energy:

  • Canada still gets 13% of its electricity from coal
  • 72% of Canadians do not think the government is doing enough to tackle climate change
  • 80% of Canadians believe our economy will benefit from investing in renewable energy
  • 70% of Canadians believe that renewable energy is the best industry for investment