The Canadian Federal Government has announced its intention to be powered completely by renewable energy by 2025.
At a renewable energy conference, the Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change announced the initiative.
“We are taking action on climate change by greening our government’s activities and are doing our part to make further progress towards Canada’s emissions target,” said Catherine McKenna, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change. “We will do more, as we develop our pan-Canadian climate plan—a plan that will create good jobs for the benefit of Canadians, especially the middle class and those striving to join it.”
“The Federal Government’s commitment to purchasing 100% renewable electricity from sources, such as solar energy, as early as 2025 makes a significant contribution to Canada’s innovation and environmental protection agenda,” said John Gorman, CanSIA President & CEO in support of the announcement.
The Canadian government already announced $2.1 billion in Budget 2016 towards repairs and retrofits to a wide range of government buildings, and to the greening of government operations.