Nova Scotia Will Continue to Burn Coal
- Published: Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:59
An energy plan released in November by Nova Scotia Energy Minister Michael Samson touted the increased development of renewable energy resources such as hydropower and wind energy along with greater energy efficiency to gradually wean the Canadian province off its heavy coal dependence. Coal still produces more than 70% of Nova Scotia’s electricity. But regardless of the province’s goals to lower greenhouse gas emissions significantly by 2030, coal is not going away anytime soon, the report acknowledged.