Quebec Has Announced Huge Plans To Combat Climate Change
On Monday, the government made several ambitious commitments to combat and transform some sectors.
With $6.7-billion invested over the next five years, the plan lays out the groundwork to develop a “green economy” in the next decade.
Here’s what the Quebec government is planning to accomplish its goal to reduce “greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 37.5% by 2030 compared to their level in 1990.”
What is the government investing in?
A majority of this investment — $3.6 billion over five years to be exact — will go towards a “major” electrification project of the transportation sector, homes and buildings.
Quebec plans to gradually electrify all “light trains, city and school buses, taxis, cars and trucks” with a goal to have 1.5 million electric vehicles on Quebec’s roads by 2030 and to ban the sale of new gasoline cars by 2035.
Significant investments will also go into developing the province’s renewable energy sector “including bioenergy, green hydrogen and renewable natural gas.”
“Hydroelectricity, combined with wind power and other forms of clean energy, will allow us to significantly reduce our greenhouse gas emissions while creating more wealth,” said Premier François Legault.