SaskPower looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030

After previously promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent of 2005 levels by 2030, SaskPower says they’ll exceed that target.

Spokesperson Joel Cherry says it’s a great development.

“We’ve made a lot of progress, we’re adding cleaner generation to our mix and with our updated plan, our forecasts are looking like we’re actually going to reduce our emissions by 50 percent below 2005 levels.”

Cherry says the grid is seeing more renewable power generation being added.

“This year, we’re going to add five new zero or low-carbon facilities to our grid,” Cherry said. “That includes three different wind facilities, our first ever utility-scale solar project which is going to be located near Swift Current, as well as the MLTC Bio Energy Centre which is going to be our first ever utility-scale bio mass facility that’s owned by the Meadow Lake Tribal Council located near Meadow Lake.”

The Crown Corporation is now shifting its focus to a net zero emissions by the year 2050, adding carbon capture could potentially be part of that process.

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