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Domtar CEO John D. Williams commends President Obama's call for climate action

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Domtar CEO John D. Williams commends President Obama's call for climate action

June 25, 2013 - 09:50
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MONTREAL, June 25, 2013 (PRNewswire) -Today, Domtar Corporation President and CEO John D. Williams offered his support for the Administration's proposal to develop a more certain path for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

"The President is correct that America is uniquely suited to find sensible solutions for addressing this issue. The forest products industry has voluntarily made significant reductions in its reliance on fossil fuels over the past decade. We are better utilizing the energy value of our biomass by-products which are carbon neutral over the long term, making our industry more sustainable economically and environmentally."

"A decade ago, Domtar was reporting that 68% of our energy use was from renewable, greenhouse gas neutral sources. Today, that number is approaching 85%. This has lowered our costs and, according to EPA's reporting methodology, reduced our carbon emissions by a third."