31 Dec '15, 4pm

My assessment of Alberta's new carbon tax and mitigation strategy.

My assessment of Alberta's new carbon tax and mitigation strategy.

Oil sands emissions and those from Alberta's other oil and gas industries make up nearly half of the province's emissions. But even if you remove those, Albertans emit an average of 35 tonnes each per year, much more than the average for countries like Canada, Australia or the United States. Alberta is a big place, with many wealthy people owning lots of large vehicles and living in large houses that have to be kept warm through long, cold winters. The province relies mostly on coal-fired electricity and on natural gas for home heating. Even apart from its petroleum industry, Alberta has a big emissions problem. Any mitigation policy obviously has to take aim at its petroleum industry, but the wider economy also needs to greatly reduce its use of fossil fuels.

Full article: http://skepticalscience.com/Albertacarbontax.html

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