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Stung by Keystone reversal, Canadian province doubles down on renewable energy

Stung by Keystone reversal, Canadian province doubles down on renewable energy

After getting a “major wake-up call” from the U.S. government in its rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline project, the leader of the Canadian province of Alberta announced an aggressive climate-change plan Sunday that sets emission limits for the oil sands and begins the transition from coal to renewable electricity sources.

“This is the day we step up, at long last, to one of the world’s biggest problems — the pollution that is causing climate change,” Rachel Notley, the premier of the western Canadian province, said at the announcement in Alberta’s capital, Edmonton. “This is the day we stop denying there is an...

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