Report suggests little progress made in 1st year of Alberta’s emissions reduction plan

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The Canadian Press

Posted April 19, 2024 3:07 pm

Updated April 19, 2024 3:08 pm

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A survey from a clean energy think-tank says Alberta has done little to implement its plan to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
The Pembina Institute has examined the measures included in the province’s plan released one year ago.It says it found no evidence the government has begun the sort of public consultations required to move Alberta’s economy towards the goal of net-zero emissions.Despite the plan’s promise to keep reducing Alberta’s methane emissions, the institute points out the United Conservative Party government opposes federal measures aimed at that goal.

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And although the plan promises to lower the emissions limit for the oilsands, the institute says it found no indication such a move is being considered.The report found two examples of progress — a grant program for carbon capture and storage and an increased allotment of revenues from the government’s carbon levy toward emissions reduction. Story continues below advertisement

Institute director Simon Dyer says the government’s slow movement on climate change risks Alberta’s future by putting its economy out of step with where the world is going.

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