May 18, 2022

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Greenhouse gases | Quebec’s emissions are stagnant

Greenhouse gases |  Quebec's emissions are stagnant

Quebec has stifled the growth of its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but failed to significantly reduce them, the latest data released on Monday shows.

Jean-Thomas LevilleJean-Thomas Leville

Quebec emissions fell slightly in 2018 compared to the previous year, indicating a 2.6% increase, according to the Quebec list of greenhouse gas emissions.

The transport sector continues to increase its emissions, with a similar growth of 0.8%, similar to agriculture.

The power sector increased its GHG emissions by 9%.

In contrast, emissions declined in the industrial (-0.5%), building heating (-2.6%) and waste (-2.9%) sectors.

Quebec “failed to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions”, the Ministry of Environment and the fight against climate change (MELCC) noted in a press release, but qualified for a “significant turnaround” with a 0.1% decline in 2018.

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