LETTER: Climate plan needs reality check

After looking through the 2016 version of the BC government’s Climate Leadership Plan, I sensed a certain departure from reality.

I do a very good job of household budgeting, making cash flow adjustments as needed in order to keep on track.

After looking through the 2016 version of the BC government’s Climate Leadership Plan, I sensed a certain departure from reality. From what I have read, the government is currently not on track to meet their emission reduction targets. That suggests to me that if nothing different is done our province will have failed.

When I read about “clean energy” coming from the proposed Site C dam, the energy presumably designed to support a new LNG industry, I start to get confused about reduction targets.

If we are currently off track to meet our targets, how will developing and exporting the majority of our LNG help to reach our reduction targets? There are new carbon emissions going in to the development, transport,processing and shipping of the LNG. Whether burned locally or somewhere else on the planet, we are looking at a new set of emissions. When doing my carbon budget, the reconciliation seems impossible.

Johanna Sandkuhl, Nelson

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