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Feds look to make Centennial Flame more environmentally friendly

An LED light is just one of the ideas.
Close-up of the Centennial Flame. Photo/ iStock

The Centennial Flame could soon get a green upgrade.

For 50 years, the flame on Parliament Hill has been powered by natural gas shipped in from western Canada.

According to the CBC, the federal government is now looking into more efficient fuel sources.

An LED light is just one of the ideas.

Natural gas is mostly methane, therefore produces carbon dioxide.

The Centennial Flame was unveiled by Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson on July 1, 1967 for Canada's 100th birthday.


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