Friday, July 07, 2017
Sinners and Saints
Two provinces, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and the Yukon territory have already met Canada's climate change target emission cuts of of 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. It's mainly the result of weaning themselves off coal powered electrical generation.
Ontario, meanwhile, is on track to meet the targeted emissions cuts.
Plenty of saints but there are a couple of sinners. It probably won't come as much of a surprise that petro-province, Alberta, is Canada's emissions bad boy. There emissions are increasing which is one reason why Alberta won't refine bitumen on site.
Expect the federal government to heap praise on itself for these results but the credit belongs to the provinces and definitely not Ottawa.