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The BC government's "GreenPlan" has some confusion in the media about just what the targets are.

The first stories were reporting it this way:
"The B.C. Liberal government is taking aim at global warming, announcing plans to cut current levels of greenhouse gas emissions by one-third by 2020."
Thats a quote from an article I referanced in another thread in this forum titled: "Environment tops the agenda for Campbell government"

Today,I heard the TV news say it would be something below 1990 levels, perhaps depending on how much BC has increased it's emissions since 1990. One source calculates it as this:
Quote:

"It will aim to reduce B.C.'s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 33 per cent below current levels by 2020. This will place British Columbia's greenhouse gas emissions at 10 per cent under 1990 levels by 2020."


and other calculated facts for us:
"B.C.'s current annual greenhouse gas output is about 66 million tonnes, so the province has to find ways to cut 22 million tonnes -- 33 per cent -- and stick to that target"


Now if we can just get the Campbell government to stick to one or the other target, BC will have gone green, finally.
But that is a big IF.


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Meanwhile, the federal government is being told to obey the law, specifically the Kyoto laws that were passed in the House. During the last federal election campaign, Harper urged the Senate not to interfere with the "democratic will of the elected House."



Karlin