Alberta emissions confusion and the forgotten target

Alberta’s newly appointed climate change minister, Diana McQueen, caused a stir last week by saying the province fully intended to meet its 2020 climate target. In most circumstances, a government promising to meet their own commitments wouldn’t raise many eyebrows. But this came as quite the surprise to many. After all, Alberta officials have long acknowledged that things were off course, and efforts to strengthen key policies and right the ship have been delayed repeatedly. It’s worth a deeper look at why the sudden optimism caught people off guard, and what it holds for Alberta’s larger climate challenge.  Continue reading Alberta emissions confusion and the forgotten target

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