The Atlantic Provinces Economic Council’s report card, Declining Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Atlantic Canada, shows that GHG emissions dropped 26% since 2004 in the Atlantic region compared to a 4% drop nationally. PEI highlights from the report:
- A 19% decline in emissions over the period due to lower direct soil emissions, which includes lower fertilizer use
- The province’s installed wind capacity is up to 204 megawatts
- The Office of Energy Efficiency has helped close to 10,000 Island homes and businesses conduct energy audits and/or complete energy retrofits to reduce their energy consumption. Over the past five years, these programs have reduced GHGs by about 40,000 tonnes.