Pembina Institute study outlines pollution from coal-fired power in run up to Environment Canada’s pending coal regulations
EDMONTON — Canada’s “cheap” coal power carries considerable hidden costs in terms of harmful pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, says a new report released by the Pembina Institute.
Coal use is concentrated in a few provinces in Canada, but pollution from coal-fired electricity generation is a problem of national concern. Recent proposals to weaken impending federal coal regulations could, if accepted, further compromise efforts to reduce Canada’s most polluting, most carbon-intensive electricity source. Read more »