Obama's climate regulations could help pressure China... LMFAO
As if China cares if the US slits it's own wrists.
Maybe you missed this the other day, but the US is already moving away from coal to natural gas without Obama lifting a finger or saying a word. From 2007 to 2012, coal's share of electricity generation went from 48.5% to 37.4%. That is a reduction in coal of 22.9 %. The average then is a reduction of 4.6% per year.
Now, to cut current coal in the inventory by 30%, would mean going from 37.4 to 26.2%, by 2030. That's cutting the coal by... 0.8% per year. The current rate is close to two order of magnitudes higher.
Obama can make this happen by doing nothing. Though it has some people raving mad. Yet power companies have been doing more on their own, due to simple economics. That highlights the crazy pretty well I think.
Are american power companies killing America right now? The last 5 years they've been killing economic opportunities? Yeah right. They've been responding to market pressures all on their own. The ones who haven't, yes they'll probably bitch and moan.
Why quote something you didn't read? It's pretty clear that the US is tackling their largest source of emissions, while we are not. It's all through that text you quoted.
Imagine that the story is about cutting government spending. The US cuts spending in a program that generates 40% of their government's costs. Why would you compare cost cutting measures in Canada to the same program that only accounts for 11% of our costs? Cut both of those programs by 30% each, doesn't achieve the same thing does it? That is not apples to apples.
More Canadians voted for our current government than any of the other parties, and the Prime Minister has said repeatedly that he'd basically do whatever the Americans do. A significant number of Canadians DO think that. Or at the very least, some significant Canadians do think that.
Regrettable that is the case.
Some much for Hope and Change
Harper needs to take a reality pill.Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
Are Harper’s dreams of Canada as energy superpower going up in smoke?
Are Prime Minister Harper’s dreams of Canada becoming an energy superpower going up in smoke? In the last decade, his Conservative government has done everything but roll out the red carpet for the energy sector. Whether it’s multi-million dollar advertising campaigns in the United States, gold-plated junkets to foreign energy markets, or muzzling opposition from domestic environmentalists, never before have we seen Ottawa shill so unabashedly for a single industry.
Such unbridled support is more than a little ironic. In theory, Harper’s brand of free market conservatism should have him recoiling at the thought of a government trying to pick winners. Either that or the rest of us just missed the chapter in the Wealth of Nations that made an exception for Big Oil. Ideology, I suppose, is great until it becomes inconvenient.
Unfortunately for Canadians, it’s becoming clear that despite the Prime Minister’s best attempts at economic intervention, their government is playing a losing hand. While everyone from poker players to fund managers can tell you that sometimes you need to cut bait on a bad position that’s not what’s happening here. Even as the rest of the world is realizing that it must wean itself off fossil fuels, the Harper government wants to double down on the resource.
Yeah, you bunch of drooling morons would just LOVE it if you destroyed the Canadian economy and accelerated the decline of the west in favour of China and Russia.
But Europe needs oil and LNG.....send it east, and let's FRACK.
Which, btw, is the only way the USA is going to cut emmissions from power generation.
Yes we do. Canada and Australia seems to be the only ones taking a stand.
American Nazi Party @ANP14
It really isn't that difficult to use correct spelling and grammar. Be professional and disciplined in everything that you do for the cause.
Originally Canada's plans were a lot more ambitious than the US. We signed the Kyoto Protocol and the US didn't. Once the Conservatvies got in and it became apparentl that there was no way we could possibly meet the Kyoto targets, the Harper government used harmonization iwth the US as his excuse to get out of Kyoto.
Then they both signed the Copenhagen Accord. The US may be able to meet those targets, but Canada won't.