ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The Newfoundland and Labrador government says it went above and beyond its goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in 2010.
As part of its energy strategy, the province has set reduction targets for 2010, 2020 and 2050.
The province had hoped to lower emissions to 1990 levels by 2010.
Instead, the government says data from Environment Canada shows emissions were 8.9 million tonnes — four per cent below its original target of 9.2 million tonnes.
Terry French, minister responsible for the Office of Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading, says it’s a significant accomplishment.
French says the government will release a plan for reducing emissions from the large industrial sector later this year.