Xcel Energy's Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station near Becker, Minnesota.

An announcement was made in an Official Government press release, Canada is accelerating its transition from traditional coal power to cleaner alternatives, aiming to mostly run clean energy by 2030. Minister of Environment and Climate Change made the announcement.

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From an original 80% target, the government is instead pushing for 90% non-carbon emitting energy sources by 2030. “Taking traditional coal power out of our energy mix and replacing it with cleaner technologies will significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, improve the health of Canadians, and benefit generations for years to come,” said Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. “It sends a clear signal to the world that Canada is a great place to invest in clean energy.”

Xcel Energy's Sherburne County (Sherco) Generating Station near Becker, Minnesota.

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The effort will be funded by the Canada Infrastructure Bank, creating a modern and integrated clean-power system. Businesses, homes, and cars will all be powered by clean energy. The government also believes that this will serve as a signal for foreign investors that Canada is taking a lead in clean energy.

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