Resources

We have calculated that, for Canada to act in accordance with our Paris Agreement to keep global temperature increases below 2 degrees, our reduction in emissions must be at least 49% by 2020 and 100% by 2025. Our present targets will exceed the limit for a 3 oC increase in global temperatures and will not reach zero until 2060. The gap is enormous.

The limit on the total (cumulative) amount of CO2 that the atmosphere can safely contain is known as the...

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Some years ago these targets for reducing emissions were set in the Kyoto Protocol. These targets were set for annual emissions in MegaTonnes (Mt) of CO2e. So what does this mean? CO2e stands for CO2 equivalent, which includes CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Gases such as methane also affect warming. Methane, in particular causes more warming than CO2 (although it has a shorter life.)

The targets cover emissions of the six main greenhouse gases:

  • Carbon...
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David Spratt (author of "Climate Code Red: The case for emergency action") has written a very important report on the carbon budget & the myth of “burnable carbon”. His report contains inconvenient truths.

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This page contains resources about countries and states that have set or are setting targets for reducing the carbon emissions generated by the generation of electricity.

USA

Massachusetts Group - trying for No Coal by 2015 and 100% Clean Electricity by 2020 http://justandstable.org/

Carbon-Free and Nuclear-Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy http://www.ieer.org/...

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According to opg.com/power/thermal/repowering/

OPG has been exploring options to “repower” (change fuel in) some of its coal-fuelled electricity generating stations with natural gas and/or forest or agriculture-based biomass. Repowering these stations allows continued use of existing facilities owned by the people of Ontario, costs less than building new stations, reduces greenhouse gas emissions considerably,...

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