Saskatchewan has just struck a deal with the feds to keep their coal fired electricity plants online after the 2030 coal phaseout, saving thousands of Saskatchewan jobs.
Saskatchewan is using carbon capture and storage technology to meet federally mandated emissions targets, reducing emissions by 90% and using the captured carbon dioxide for oil and gas applications.
But this isn't something that could only happen in Saskatchewan. Carbon capture and storage is already being used in Alberta.
The NDP could use carbon capture to keep Alberta coal plants open just like Saskatchewan is.
Thousands of Alberta jobs would be saved if the NDP adopted this “made on the prairies” solution to reduce emissions. But they won't.
The NDP just have an irrational hate for Alberta fossil fuels, no matter how “clean” they are.
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