Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says 50 per cent of the province’s power will come from renewable sources by 2030.
The announcement is officially scheduled for Monday, but Wall slipped in the details while answering questions in the legislature about the province’s position on climate change.
Wall says the goal will be achieved through a combination of solar, wind and geothermal power.
Just three per cent of Saskatchewan’s power came from wind last year, according to SaskPower.
Wall says Saskatchewan needs to generate more renewable power, noting that the province has one of the highest greenhouse gas emissions per capita in the country.
In 2014, 44 per cent of Saskatchewan’s power came from coal.