Nova Scotia releases sweeping plan aimed at cutting emissions, reaching climate goals

By Keith Doucette
Canadian Press in CTV News Atlantic
December 7, 2022
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia released a wide-ranging plan Wednesday aimed at helping it meet climate goals enshrined in legislation last year. The province has legislated an overall goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions to 53 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030 and achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. The new plan includes 68 measures, including a new pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity by 90 per cent by 2035 and to reduce home heating oil use by at least 20 per cent by 2030. “These 68 actions will help us be responsive and prepared for changes in the climate that will impact us in order to avoid further damages and losses,” Environment Minister Tim Halman told a news conference. “This plan is a starting point for a new focus in Nova Scotia on climate action.”

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