The Canadian city, of Vancouver in British Columbia with 600,000 people, announced it will use only green energy for electricity.
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Vancouver is the latest city to get electricity for transportation, heating and air conditioning from 100% renewable energy, within 20 years.
Andrea Reimer, Vancouver’s deputy mayor told the Guardian:
“There’s a compelling moral imperative but also a fantastic economic case to be a green city.
People and businesses want to live and work in clean and green urban areas.
Vancouver can achieve 100% renewable electricity in a few years but heating, cooling and transportation will take longer. The city’s ambition is to be the world’s greenest city by 2020 despite the fact Canada has had one of ‘the most environmentally irresponsible national governments’ for the last 10 years.”
Read more at The Guardian