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Topping Up: A GHG Assessment of CAPPs’ Energy Platform for Canada

Environmental Defence asked us to quantify the GHG implications of the Energy Platform of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

The aspirations contained in the Platform could unquestionably deliver more economic activity, economic value and employment. On the flip side, the aspirations contained in the Energy Platform would increase Canada’s greenhouse gases (GHG) by 43 Mt in 2023 and 116 Mt in 2030, more than doubling the projected gap to Canada’s 2030 GHG target.

It seems we remain struck in a perpetual groundhog day of growth vs emissions.

Our background note is available here.

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