Now that environmental policy is focused primarily upon the climate change impacts of fossil fuels, the two policy fields of environment and energy are inherently, inescapably interconnected. The feds should get on board.
Policymakers in Germany understood that and today Germans are reaping the benefits of their foresight in the form of cutting-edge innovation, superior global competitiveness, and hundreds of thousands of quality jobs. Canada should get on board.
Comprehensive climate action should include developing a cap-and-trade system, eliminating subsidies for dirty energy, and providing incentives for low-carbon technologies and infrastructure investments.
Canada needs to take a sober second look at our energy policies and practices. A prosperous, principled and abundant future beckons, but only if we join together to form a national energy consensus that galvanizes our whole nation to become famous world-w