Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Michael Morphs Into IgGuinty

"At the heart of our next platform will be the most significant national investment in clean-energy jobs this country has ever seen," leader Michael Ignatieff declared yesterday, a year less a day after his predecessor, St├ęphane Dion, was whupped in a federal election, in part because of his proposed "green shift" carbon tax.

Not much to say here, other than that Dalton McGuinty has very quietly become Canada's most effective "green" premier and Iggy is to be commended for taking a similar approach--ie promise goodies in the way of investments rather than pain in the way of tax increases. As for this part:

Mr. Ignatieff promised that, under the Liberals, Canada would create incentives to promote the use of renewable energy such as solar and wind power; finance carbon sequestration technology to clean up its fossil-fuel production; spend on greener infrastructure, including "smart" electrical grids. And the federal government would buy greener cars and make its buildings more energy efficient under the Liberal plan.

...well, committing to CS and clean coal and such like is an admission that the transition away from fossil fuels will not be easy nor quick, and though I can't find the links, I would say that most responsible environmentalist organizations are at least willing to consider all of these options. I am surprised, in fact, that Iggy didn't bring up nuclear.

As for CS etc. here are a couple of links that might prove useful. Put briefly, Carbon Sequestration is neither the scam some (including a few of its supporters) think it is, nor a slam dunk as viable technology.

1 comment:

Steve V said...

" Dalton McGuinty has very quietly become Canada's most effective "green" premier"

That's what the non-hacks seem to think anyways.