Monday, August 29, 2005
Saturday, August 27, 2005
My neighbor replaced his circa 1973 oil furnace with a high-efficiency natural gas model. Older oil furnaces are a nasty, dirty business. The new model will save on CO2 emissions, and provide less oil money to Ralph Klein's government. And that can only be a good thing...
Carbon coefficients of each fuel source
- fuel oil: 161.44 pounds of CO2 per million BTU
- natural gas: 117 pounds of CO2 per million BTU
data from EPA's Global Warming Research Center
Sunday, August 21, 2005
Saturday, August 20, 2005
"It's having major impacts - on quality of life in terms of smog. I think it's
an immediate and pressing problem. It's a pressing problem for our health, a
pressing problem for the environment and it's a pressing problem for
sustainability. And when you take a look at gas prices where they are - our
reliance on petroleum is no longer sustainable."
Good to see the green message is getting through to the Liberals - they need to act effectively to reduce smog and meet our CO2 reduction committments. It's fine for backbenchers to raise these issues but the environment has clearly not been at the top of the Liberal decision-makers' agenda in recent years.