Energy & Power
Canada and U.K. to champion global transition away from “unabated” coal-fired electricity
By Anthony Capkun
October 11, 2017 – Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Climate Change & Industry, Claire Perry, issued a joint statement saying their two countries “will champion a global alliance on the transition from unabated coal-fired electricity at next month’s United Nations climate change meetings in Bonn, Germany”.
“Both the U.K. and Canada have already committed to an accelerated phase-out of unabated coal-fired electricity as part of our domestic energy policies to reduce greenhouse gases and grow our economies,” say the ministers. “We are doing our part, but we recognize the need to accelerate the international transition from burning coal to using cleaner power sources.”
“At COP23 in Bonn, we openly invite others who share our ambition to join us.”
PHOTO: United Kingdom’s Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry (left) with Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, following a meeting at the Houses of Parliament in London. Photo CNW Group/Environment and Climate Change Canada.