Setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas media stories
ACTIVIST CLAIM: Wilderness Committee campaigner claims B.C. government not taking enough action to reduce emissions because it supports LNG
THE FACTS: Canadian LNG is one of the cleanest reliable sources of energy that will help reduce global emissions.
Here are some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about LNG:
- The Wilderness Committee has been a frequent recipient of funding from foreign organizations like the Tides Foundation to target natural resource production.
- This independent study found that switching to Canadian LNG can be 62% cleaner than Chinese coal power in a country that represents 28% of total global emissions.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339467541_Greenhouse-gas_emissions_of_Canadian_liquefied_natural_gas_for_use_in_China_Comparison_and_synthesis_of_three_independent_life_cycle_assessments
- This International Energy Agency analysis concludes that 98% of gas consumed today has a lower lifecycle emissions intensity than coal when used for power or heat. On average, coal-to-gas switching reduces emissions by 50% when producing electricity and by 33% when providing heat.
- Using the very same tool activists use to cite the number of new wells needed for natural gas infrastructure projects, Fortis found that Tilbury LNG can reduce global emissions by up to 800,000 tonnes per year.