Emissions will soar after 2020 without oil-sector regulation, federal report says- The Globe and Mail
In a federal report submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Canadian government stated that if the oil and gas sector do not reduce their emissions, Canada would see a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions after the year 2020. “Without new measures, the government forecasts emissions in 2030 would be 815 megatonnes, or 33 per cent higher than its current 2020 target. Without the climate regulations, the government forecasts that emissions from the oil and gas sector will soar by 23 per cent between 2005 and 2020, and by 48 per cent by 2030, swamping progress in other sectors. Fuelled by oil sands growth, Alberta’s emissions are projected to increase by 40 per cent between 2005 and 2030, while Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick would all see declines.”
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