Our energy mix relies heavily on fossil fuels and we can’t go “net-zero” without cutting our energy use.
Most other OECD countries have milder climates and higher population densities, which results in lower energy needs.
The problem with Alberta’s cap is that, like much of the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan, it’s arbitrary.
The Alberta government plans to cap greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the province at 100 megatonnes (Mt) annually.
If producers reduce the emissions intensity of oilsands production by a modest amount, production losses may total two billion barrels of oil between 2027 and 2040.
IEA report eschews revolutionary “all renewables” language and talks about energy production that is less polluting.