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Wall says 50% of Sask. power to come from renewables by 2030

Will be achieved through a combination of solar, wind and geothermal power.

November 19, 2015   by The Canadian Press

REGINA — Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says 50% of the province’s power will come from renewable sources by 2030.

The announcement is officially scheduled for Nov. 23, but Wall slipped in the details while answering questions in the legislature about the province’s position on climate change.

Wall says the goal will be achieved through a combination of solar, wind and geothermal power.

Just 3% of Saskatchewan’s power came from wind last year, according to SaskPower.

Wall says Saskatchewan needs to generate more renewable power, noting that the province has one of the highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the country.

In 2014, 44% of Saskatchewan’s power came from coal.

© 2015 The Canadian Press


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