Friday, January 25, 2008

Signs your Green Plan Sucks...

Stephen Harper is going to have to chew you out for not going far enough:

OTTAWA, CALGARY -- Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach is at odds with the federal government and on a collision course with other premiers after the release yesterday of his long-anticipated climate-change plan.

On the eve of an expected election call, Mr. Stelmach promised that his province will freeze greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 and reduce them by 14 per cent from 2005 levels by 2050. But that target is a long way from Prime Minister Stephen Harper's promises at international summits that Canada will reduce its heat-trapping emissions at least 60 per cent by this century's halfway mark.

Also, you have to wonder where Albertans for Change got the idea that Ed doesn’t have a plan, eh?

Mr. Stelmach said that the policy represents a “real plan” that doesn't contain “hot air.” However, aside from the commitments to create a carbon capture council and an undefined pledge to commit up to $500-million towards carbon capture initiatives, the plan provides almost no details on what actions will actually be taken by the government, such as financial assistance for the carbon dioxide pipeline development.


  • Everyone is saying Stelmach is not doing much, but even though Harper says he has a Green plan that is much better at 6o%, the Big question is...when will it all begin ??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:34 p.m.  

  • i am an alberta tory and i agree with you on this issue. not often you hear those words, i presume.

    unfortunately the alberta libs held onto taft for too long and are destined to stay in opposition. should have ousted taft and replaced him with taylor.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:18 a.m.  

  • hahaha. green plan my ass. not one environmentalist, scientists or economist has stepped forward to say that Harper will even achieve his OWN measly targets, let alone that of Kyoto... the same looks for Ed's plan...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:19 a.m.  

  • It will be interesting if the Alberta Liberals are able to tie in their own "Green Plan" with some numbers, and be able to articulate the potential economic costs at the same time.

    Or is the media going to give them a free pass on that one too?

    Apparently David Swann said when asked about tabulating the costs "that they should get someone to do that".

    Yeah, that might be a good idea.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:28 a.m.  

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