Canada gone green
December 13, 2005 By Pulp & Paper Canada
In the past 15 years, Canada has managed to cut down its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 44%, the Forest Products…
In the past 15 years, Canada has managed to cut down its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 44%, the Forest Products Association of Canada has reported. Since 1990, the pulp and paper sector has reduced its GHG by 28%, while increasing production by over 30% and improving intensity, surpassing is Kyoto targets by more than four times.
“The forest products industry, more than any other industry in Canada, has a unique perspective on climate change mainly because forests and the products derived from them literally embody carbon,” said Avrim Lazar, president and CEO of FPAC.
Canada’s pulp and paper industry currently meets 57% of its energy demands with biomass, and is now the largest industrial source of cogeneration or combined heat and power capacity in Canada.
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