Re: "Feds sustainable jobs plan a good start, but too soft on emissions reductions, say environmental experts," (The Hill Times, March 8, by Jesse Cnockaert). In this article about addressing the climate crisis by moving to a sustainable energy system, a quote from Albert Premier Danielle Smith clearly shows that she has been sleeping in school. Smith says that a program to roll back fossil fuels will impact Alberta's need to increase the use of natural gas to produce electricity. Natural gas is largely methane, CH4. The 'C' in CH4 is carbon. When it is oxidized—that means burned—it produces carbon dioxide, the problem greenhouse gas that is fuelling the climate crisis. When it comes to assets to reduce CO2 emissions and to make green energy, Alberta is one of the most blessed provinces in Canada. In fact, there is a long history of alternative energy production in Alberta that has been deliberately stymied by the fossil fuel industry and its government cheerleaders. It is the Pincher Creek wind farm, about 200 km south of Calgary, that was the first installation in Canada to send energy onto the electrical grid in 1993. Contracts let in 2018 by the Alberta government were based on a cost of electricity below 4 cents per kWh. Alberta is one of the best places in Canada for the development of renewable energy with an abundance of clear sunny days and near-constant westerly winds. In addition, it has access to abundant water power (including pumped-water energy storage) and geothermal power. Alberta has the possibility to generate hydrogen with green energy for storage, industrial consumption and export. Premier Smith was recently bragging about her budget and the full coffers in Alberta. She should start using that money wisely, and in a sustainable manner. Stop the unsustainable polluting of the environment and make a bright future with green jobs for your citizens. Tom McElroy Toronto, Ont.