Environmental and health benefits of an accelerated phase-out of coal-fired electricity in Canada

Last Modified: Wed Nov 23 2016 17:47:58 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 2030
    cut off year for total phase out of coal in Canada - this is the underlying basis of the 'Out with the Coal, In with the New' report prepared by the Pembina Institute.
  • 2015 - 2035
    period during which the benefits, listed below, could be realised.
  • 1,008
    premature deaths can be avoided.
  • 871
    ER visits could be avoided.
  • $5 billion
    value of health services and loss of productivity that can be saved.
  • 90%
    or so, of these benefits would occur in Alberta and Saskatchewan.