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June 18, 2007

Ontario unveils greenhouse gas targets


TORONTO — Ontario announced Monday that it will aim to reduce greenhouse gases by six per cent below 1990 levels by 2014.

That's two years later than the deadline set by the Kyoto protocol, but is 1% more than the 5% that Kyoto demands by 2012.

Premier Dalton McGuinty said the reductions will be achieved through closing the provinces coal plants and investments in conservation measures such as home-energy audits and technological innovations such as hybrids and hydrogen-fuel cell cars.

The provincial Liberal plan also calls for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to 15 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 and 80 per cent below 1990 levels by 2050.

"We're doing our part to fight climate change in an ambitious and realistic way by shutting down coal plants, promoting energy conservation and investing in infrastructure that helps Ontarians reduce their greenhouse gas emissions,” the premier said in a statement.

“We're going even further by setting tough new targets for the future that will build on all we have achieved … "

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