And that’s despite rising 3 spots in the index.
Over the last 30 years, Alberta’s share of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions has increased dramatically.
Once operational, it’ll be able to reduce the equivalent of 4,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide a year, the same amount of emissions generated by 10,000 gas-powered vehicles.
Meanwhile, the oil sands operations produce over 70 megatonnes of emissions every year.
And it’s driven by human activity.
Between 1990 and 2019, Canada’s emissions dropped only 8 times—the largest was in 2009, 3 years into Harper’s administration.
16 new projects announced by Emissions Reduction Alberta pledge to take 6.8 Mt of emissions out of the atmosphere.
Most of that was generated from pollution in coal power plants, bitumen extraction, and aggregate oil & gas facilities.
SAGE endorses 2 mayoral candidates and 7 councillor candidates.
And their emissions increased 17.4% between 2009 and 2019.