UNDER NEW LEFT-LEANING LEADERSHIP, ALBERTA CANADA - THE TAR SANDS PROVINCE - JOINS THE CLIMATE FIGHT

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22 november 2015

Stung by Keystone reversal, Canadian province doubles down on renewable energy

Christopher Guly, Los Angeles Times, November 22, 2015

After getting a “major wake-up call” from the U.S. government in its rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline project, the leader of the Canadian province of Alberta announced an aggressive climate-change plan Sunday that sets emission limits for the oil sands and begins the transition from coal to renewable electricity sources.

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Under the plan, as recommended by a Climate Change Advisory Panel appointed by [Rachel] Notley’s left-of-center New Democrat government after its election six months ago, Alberta plans to phase out all coal emissions by 2030 and replace two-thirds of coal-generated electricity with renewable energy sources, primarily wind power.

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