Premiers agree to move forward on a National Energy strategy

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Premiers agree to move forward on a National Energy strategy

Postby snafu » Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:03 am

"We've agreed on a vision and principle," Ghiz said during the closing news conference Friday.

The agreement came about thanks to the election of a federalist government in Quebec last April and British Columbia's decision to join in late 2013.

Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said he was pleased to see the premiers make the link between the environment and an energy strategy.

"I'm extremely happy that our government is joining the buildup of the strategy," said Couillard, whose province has joined California in creating a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall said the provinces have agreed to transition to a low-carbon economy but whether that's achieved through a carbon tax, cap-and-trade or other technologies will be up to each premier to decide.

"There's a determination on the part of the provinces to deal with the issue. We each have different economies, different energy profiles ... so price [on carbon] will come in many forms." ... -1.2750537

It's too bad that the Feds have no interest in even showing up to meetings like this...
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Re: Premiers agree to move forward on a National Energy stra

Postby Pipeman » Sun Aug 31, 2014 6:49 pm

The Feds have wanted it for a long time. It's the damn Provinces that couldn't agree.
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