Wednesday, January 17, 2007

I Sure Didn't Know That

From the mouth of Minister of Natural Resources Gary Lunn as he announced money for the development of clean energy technologies:

Most Canadians probably don't realize that 80 to 85 per cent of all greenhouse gases that go into the atmosphere come from energy.

It's like he thinks he's speaking to little children. Here's another line that hovers at the edge of coherence:

Becoming more energy efficient is the largest untapped source of energy.

Although I imagine what he's trying to say here is that if you save energy, you have more energy...until you use that energy.... Or something.

On a serious note, it sounds like the new Green Plan is going to the Clean Air Act plus some Liberal programs that were cut in '06:

Lunn promised that the government is ready to get tough with the energy industry and said that the regulations laid out in the Clean Air Act, yet to be passed, will force companies to meet emission targets.

So intensity-based emissions targets and miserable time-times to get those into effect. Only the Tories would have the gall to refer to the year 2015, in a minority government situation, as "short-term".

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