Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario to Spend $100 Million to Introduce Renewable Natural Gas to Energy Mix

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ontario to Spend $100 Million to Introduce Renewable Natural Gas to Energy Mix

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$100 million for renewable natural gas

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TORONTO - Ontario plans to spend up to $100 million over four years to support the introduction of so-called renewable natural gas to help battle climate change.

Methane released from landfills, residential green bins, manure, sewage treatment plants and waste from food and beverage manufacturing can be recovered, cleaned and directly substituted for conventional natural gas.

The Liberal government wants to encourage the use of renewable natural gas in the industrial, transportation and building sectors, which it says are the province's biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions.

The government says in a news release that natural gas will continue to play a critical role in Ontario's energy supply mix for transportation and heating buildings, but does not say if that will include home heating. …

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