Well, that's inconvenient (II) - Macleans.ca

Well, that’s inconvenient (II)


Various jurisdictions have their doubts about the Harper’s government’s environmental agenda.

The numbers won’t add up in the Harper government’s proposed climate-change plan unless it fixes flaws that jeopardize the plan’s credibility, say some of North America’s largest provincial and state governments.

The Western Climate Initiative — a coalition of governments that includes Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Manitoba and California — says a draft version of a federal “offsets” system for rewarding green practices must be revised to prevent businesses from profiting from actions that don’t actually reduce the amount of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere…

The Pembina Institute, an Alberta-based environmental research group, said the proposed system would result in fictional emissions reductions in the same way that lax financial-accounting rules have created fictional profits. “If the loopholes aren’t closed, actual emissions are likely to be millions of tonnes higher than the nominal level of a future regulated emissions cap,” said Matthew Bramley, director of Pembina’s climate-change policy.


Well, that’s inconvenient (II)

  1. Looks like you are "The Summarizer" — you know — the one who reminds us we don't have a government. We have a lobby group instead — sitting in our parliament.

  2. I often take ENGO's proclamations with a grain of salt, but I've often found Matthew Bramley is a straight shooter. Whether or not you agree with him, his opinion is worth listening to.

    • Wouldn't it have been amazing if anyone had sided with Socrates?

  3. Looks like a pretty standard opening move in what will be a protracted lobbying campaign but not anything that qualifies as news.