Public Services and Procurement Canada has undertaken a study to look at alternatives to natural gas fueling the Centennial Flame on Parliament Hill. One proposal is to replace it with LED lights.
The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau objecting to the study and asking that the flame as a symbol of Canadian history and unity be maintained. The CGA also highlights that the flame’s GHG emissions are offset through the purchase of renewable natural gas—a net zero emissions form of natural gas created using municipal waste and biomass. Read the letter.
Watch this video about how the Centennial Flame was rebuilt just last year to add Nunavut: