ACTIVIST CLAIM: Environmental Law group calls IPCC reports skewed in favor of carbon tech, saying a better solution is to stop producing.
THE FACTS: If the problem is emissions, activists should focus on solutions like carbon tech, not hyperbolic rhetoric.
Here are some facts and sources to have a reasoned conversation about carbon tech:
- A recent report from a global consulting firm, Wood Mackenzie, shows Canada is leading in carbon reduction tech. If all proposed projects came online, they could reduce up to 115 million tonnes of CO2, or 60% of Canada’s 2030 goal of 200 million tonnes reduced. Along with other measures, this helps reduce our emissions output even more.
- According to the U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change, carbon tech solutions will capture almost as many emissions as renewables will reduce by the end of the century.
- The International Energy Agency notes that when oil and gas are produced with carbon tech it can be net-zero or even carbon negative.
- Carbon tech is an emerging market that will help reduce emissions across the entire energy system. This is expected to become a trillion-dollar global market that activists will ignore as an opportunity for Canada.
Stories that get it right
By Melissa Mbarki and Chris Sankey, July 26, 2022
RE: “How a conservative US network undermined Indigenous energy rights in Canada,” published in the Guardian and the Narwhal. July 18, 2022, by Geoff Dembicki.
To the Editors of the Guardian and the Narwhal:
On Indigenous rights, the Guardian and the Narwhal have sided with the racists, paternalists and colonialists who have decided that they, and they alone, know what is right for Indigenous peoples and have done so via an article filled with falsehood and innuendo designed to discredit our work.