An Expensive but Good Climate Initiative; Will It Work
The federal budget gave an inkling that how this government is determined to do what seems undoable.
Justin Trudeau gave a comprehensive, ambitious, and aggressive plan in the History of Canada to help turn down the planet’s thermostat by taking the country to a carbon-free state in the future. it is a plane that requires tougher carbon reduction by 2030 on the way to net-zero emissions in Canada by 2050. And this is the plan that emphasizes ever before on every citizen and sector of Canada to work responsibly to make this plan a success.
If you are conscious and realize how quickly time is going out to avert global environmental disasters caused by human-driven climate changes, you will surely stand up to applaud this comprehensive plan. But if you are wondering exactly how the government will achieve this target, you are in the right company. Canada today has a pretty good road map to reach a barely known destination. What it needs is to pursue the right road to get there.
Here are some of the challenges that are necessary to overcome to achieve the set targets.
Oil and Gas: The biggest cuts in greenhouse gas emissions must come from Canada’s oil and gas sector which is overheating the planet. It has risen twenty percent since 2005; it is a higher likelihood that these emissions from industries would fall by 32 percent by 2030. Yet according to Justin Trudeau’s climate change plan, oil production will grow by between 21.7 and 30.9 by the end of this decade. The only available options for Canada’s oil and gas sector are to introduce new, expensive, and to a certain extent, still unproven technology.
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Transportation: another Justin Trudeau’s toughest goal is by 2026 is to ensure 20 percent of vehicles sold in Canada must produce zero emissions, and that target for such vehicles will increase to a hundred percent by 2035. The distance to travel is enormous given sales of only six percent of such vehicles last year. It will take lavish government incentives to convince drivers to go electric which is good for them as well as for the planet.
Electrical Generation: electricity is clearly the best alternative to oil and gas to meet Canada’s future energy demands. But as the country is trying to wean itself from the use of oil and gas and is shutting down its coal-fired generating stations, it is imperative for it to double or triple its supply of electricity. That will then lead to a thorny and critical debate over whether we should build new nuclear plants or not.
The bottom line: by now you would have guessed, it mounts to revolution to pay not only to three sectors but in heavy industry, buildings, agriculture, and managing waste, which will result in an enormous bill to Canadian taxpayers. This will put pressure on the national treasure as the money to pay for national care, dental care, pharmacare, and a stronger military which are the top priorities of Trudeau Liberals.