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Edmonton council urged to approve plan that sets course for net-zero future


April 13, 2021
By Canadian Biomass Magazine

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A committee of Edmonton city council has recommended the Alberta capital approve its Community Energy Transition Strategy.

Similar to the Paris Agreement, the strategy aims to limit greenhouse gas emissions as a means of containing global temperature increases to no more than 1.5 degrees above average. The city would also become carbon neutral by 2050.

For the strategy to succeed, both the federal and provincial governments, as well as the private sector, would need to invest about $2.4 billion a year. The strategy would not only expand upon the district energy system in the Blatchford neighbourhood, but would provide an electric vehicle charging infrastructure, add more electric buses and LRT, and ensure energy efficiency standards for new buildings.

To read the full story published by CBC News, click here.

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