Alberta households emit most greenhouse gas in the country

CBC News reported on a UBC study that details the most ecologically friendly cities in Canada based on greenhouse gases produced by households.

Food and resource economics researchers looked at census data over 12 years and ranked 17 major metropolitan areas according to how much carbon dioxide the average family produced in a year.

They found that Montreal households produced five tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions on average, per year, while homes in Vancouver produced 7.2 tonnes per year, and Edmonton, 20 tonnes per year.

The researchers noted that household emissions were dropping in all cities — by about 16 per cent over the study period.

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