Nova Scotia announces next step in plan to boost renewable energy production

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Nova Scotia says it will seek proposals to generate 10 per cent of its energy needs from renewable sources. Wind is now the cheapest source of electrical energy in Canada, the province stated in a media release Saturday. (Kyle Bakx/CBC - image credit)
Nova Scotia says it will seek proposals to generate 10 per cent of its energy needs from renewable sources. Wind is now the cheapest source of electrical energy in Canada, the province stated in a media release Saturday. (Kyle Bakx/CBC - image credit)

The government of Nova Scotia has made another funding announcement, this time focused on new renewable energy targets.

The province will be issuing a request for proposals to find ways to supply another 10 per cent of the province's electricity from renewable energy, including wind and solar.

Speaking at the Verschuren Centre in Sydney on Saturday, Premier Iain Rankin said requests for proposals would be issued for projects to generate 350 megawatts from renewable sources.

If achieved, the energy generated would reduce the province's greenhouse gas emissions by more than one million tonnes a year, according to a new release from the province.

The premier wants 80 per cent of the province's energy generation to come from renewable sources by 2030.

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