There’s a mass of news coverage and punditry about Alberta’s newly-announced pre-Paris climate change plan:
- Alberta’s climate change strategy targets carbon, coal, emissions
- Alberta gives the oilsands a climate change deal it can live with
- Alberta’s climate-change plan: Breaking down the numbers
- Alberta pitches a big-bang climate plan: With carbon taxes and phase-outs, the game in Alberta has totally changed. What will it mean for Albertans?
- Bending the Curve: Alberta’s Tectonic Shift in Climate Policy
- Alberta’s New Climate Plan Is Historic, But It’s Not Enough
To me, this seems like a useful step forward: an acknowledgement that Alberta must act to curb climate pollution and that fossil fuel expansion cannot continue forever.
That said, this is all happening late. We should have stopped expansion decades ago and by this point jurisdictions like Canada with high GDP per capita and very high GHG pollution per capita should be on the downslope of cutting back aggressively.