Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Harper / Baird: Overestimating climate change data?

Expert report questions Tory greenhouse-gas claims

OTTAWA — The Harper government might be overestimating how much its climate-change plan will lower greenhouse gases, says a federal advisory panel.

Flaws in government calculations could skew projections around the Tories' green policies, the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy says...

Part of the Tory plan calls for "intensity targets" on big emitters starting in 2010 and lasting until at least 2017.

Intensity-based targets link greenhouse-gas reductions to a company's industrial output, meaning overall emissions can still rise (Ed.) if a producer is, for example, getting more energy-efficient use out of a barrel of oil.
You can read the full report here.

So not only is the Conservative "solution" a flawed system based on industry-wide "intensity targets" that allow emissions to RISE in specific industries, but it may also be based on flawed numbers. And there's carbon capture and China and India. More reasons to delay. And lets not forget to blame the Liberals for having done nothing. Layered throughout, but not always visible because of the PR smog it creates, is big Carbon with its big money.

No comments:

Add to Technorati Favorites All-Blogs.net directory Add to Bloglines Who links to me?