The article discusses a variety of issues associated with the shale gas industry, specifically, greenhouse gas emissions produced by the province’s natural gas sector.
According to the article, emissions from the gas sector have been increasing rapidly over time, jumping 85 per cent since 1990.
It also focuses on a number of general solutions available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced from the natural gas sector, making several recommendations. Such recommendations offer ways in which the province can improve its planning and regulate its framework for shale gas development to coincide with B.C.’s climate objective.
Some recommendations discussed in the article include updating B.C.’s Climate Action Plan to indicate how the province will achieve its 2012, 2016 and 2020 greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, and develop greenhouse gas management plans for current proposed shale gas development in the Montney and Horn Basins.
It also recommends assessing the opportunity for clean electricity to replace fossil fuel use as a greenhouse gas reduction strategy, including the opportunity for electrification in natural gas sectors.
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