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Government of Canada supports climate action by ZooShare Biogas Co-operative


TORONTO, March 11, 2019 /CNW/ - Canadians are feeling the impacts and costs of climate change firsthand. By working together, we can take action on climate change in a way that benefits all Canadians. That's why the Government of Canada is working with businesses, cities and towns, Indigenous communities, universities, schools and hospitals to reduce pollution, improve our health, and make life more affordable.

Today, Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park, on behalf of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced support for climate action by ZooShare Biogas Co-operative. The Government is investing up to $2.7 million, subject to a formal funding agreement, to help ZooShare Biogas add new digester technology to its existing biogas plant in Toronto, which turns animal waste from the Toronto Zoo into agricultural fertilizer. The project will divert waste from landfills, turning it instead into a commercially viable commodity, and will reduce carbon pollution. 

The funding comes from the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Economy Fund ? an important part of Canada's climate plan. The Fund invests in projects that reduce carbon pollution, save money, and create good jobs in a clean economy. According to Clean Energy Canada, the energy-efficiency measures in Canada's climate plan will help improve Canada's economy and environment between now and 2030 by creating 118,000 new jobs, boosting our GDP by $356 billion, and saving Canadian households an average of $114 a year.

Canada's climate plan puts Canada on track for the biggest reduction in carbon emissions in our country's history. The plan includes over 50 measures including investing in clean energy and phasing out coal power, building public transit, and introducing a price on carbon pollution so that it is no longer free to pollute.

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"Canadians across the country are coming up with innovative and affordable solutions to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions, saving people money and creating good jobs along the way. By investing in these projects, from coast to coast to coast, the Government of Canada is making sure we are positioned to succeed in the $26 trillion global market for clean solutions and to create good middle class jobs today and for the future."
? Gary Anandasangaree, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Rouge Park

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SOURCE Environment and Climate Change Canada


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