The Liberal government intends to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030. The move is part of the government's clean energy strategy.
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|Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Monday that the goal of the strategy is to ensure that 90 percent of Canada's power comes from sustainable sources. At present 80 percent of power in Canada already comes from sustainable sources. Coal plants in Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are responsible for 10 percent of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions.|