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Be Patient on Climate Policy … Because we have no ambition

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A senior federal cabinet minister has added some long awaited clarity on where Canada is going with climate policy in advance of Copenhagen,

“I don’t think we’ve been ambiguous on this issue…”

(here)

Be patient cause we have no policy....

Be patient cause we have no policy....

This picture, and indeed the whole federal policy, is eerily paralleling the Bush administrations bold forays into climate policy … see post here

Our climate policy is this big...

Our climate policy is this big...

As always, while the feds fiddle, energy intensive industries are rolling out high emitting capital with low expectations that they will see real carbon prices,

I think there is certainly hope in the industry that they can see some clarity in the near future,” Dunbar said.

“They don’t want to see this situation with all this uncertainty drag on for years. I think the sooner they can have clarity, the better off they are and the easier it will be for people to make decisions.”

He said there are many points of view on the subject –some players wouldn’t even mind a carbon tax, for instance –but most agree they want a fair regime that applies equally to all emitters, without picking winners and losers.

Some $100 billion worth of oilsands projects for northern Alberta were deferred or canceled last year as credit markets froze and commodity prices tanked.

The only certainty in Canadian climate policy is inaction.

Written by Dave Sawyer

November 8th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

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