Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson has a plan for the City of Vancouver to completely eliminate fossil fuel use by 2050.
That goes for heating homes with natural gas, gasoline powered vehicles, diesel powered trucks and buses. Even restaurants will be forced to cook with electricity rather than gas.
Mayor Robertson spoke in front of new solar panels arrayed on the roofs of the False Creek Paddling Centre. The city is partnering with SolarCity a local solar panel company with each spending $23K for this latest installation.
But, when examining the energy and electricity mix in British Columbia, it becomes apparent very quickly these types of solar panel installations actually don’t offset energy produced from fossil fuels and don’t actually reduce emissions.
Besides, BC is already a world leader in low carbon, renewable energy from hydroelectricity. In fact 97% of our electricity comes from BC Hydro.
The actual results from renewable energy technologies like solar, never pan out either on their impact on climate change or for the economy.
If you think this plan to eliminate fossil fuel use including natural gas, and gasoline powered vehicles in the City by 2050 is a bad idea, then head to www.BadIdea.ca and sign our petition!