Let’s examine how Canada’s most successful project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would never have happened if the climate protesters marching on the streets at the UN climate summit in Glasgow had their way.
Between 2003 and 2014, the Liberal government of Ontario under premier Dalton McGuinty eliminated the use of coal to produce 25% of its electricity. As the Liberals noted, this was single largest reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in North America at the time.
It made the Ontario government the first jurisdiction in North America to eliminate coal-fired electricity. It was the primary reason Ontario achieved its 2014 emissions reduction target of 6% below 1990 levels, as well as helping to reduce smog days in the province.
And none of it would have happened if we had listened to environmental protesters and ill-informed politicians. Here’s why.
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