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Feds fund climate change program at UBC

University to reduce GHG 67% by 2050

Ottawa is contributing $10.2 million to fund a clean energy project at the University of British Columbia. UBC will reduce its reliance on natural gas, and move to a biomass fuel heat and power generation system, the Vancouver Sun reports. Greenhouse gas emissions are expected to drop 67 per cent below 2007 by 2050, the university stated in a release. “Investing in clean energy technologies stimulates the growth of a domestic clean energy industry, creating high-quality jobs for Canadians,” Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, said. The province is contributing an additional $1 million to the project.

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