Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta to Spend More to Cut Methane Emissions by Encouraging New Technology

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta to Spend More to Cut Methane Emissions by Encouraging New Technology

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Alberta pledges more cash to cut methane missions

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EDMONTON - Alberta plans to spend more money to cut methane emissions.

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says another $33 million will be added to the $7 million already pledged to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas by 45 per cent by 2025.

She says the money will go toward developing advanced technologies.

Methane comes from many sources including the production of coal, natural gas, oil, livestock and other farm practices as well as from the decay of organic waste.

The money will come from an organization created by the government called Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and is to be funded by a carbon levy that heavy CO2 emitters have paid into since 2007.

ERA was formerly known as the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation.

The NDP government said it changed the name to better reflect its emissions reduction mandate. …

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