Fossil gas, marketed as “natural gas” and its liquefied form used for long-distance maritime transport, “liquefied natural gas” (LNG), have been proposed as a middle ground between more carbon-intensive fossil fuels and renewable energy.
This report covers the science on the climate impacts of gas, the necessary reductions in gas supply and demand under the Paris Agreement and how this disqualifies Canadian LNG as a climate solution. Possible incremental reductions in global GHG emissions resulting from Canadian LNG are not enough to be part of a Paris-aligned energy transition. Canadian energy would be better directed at promoting a direct transition to renewable energy at home and abroad.
Exporting B.C. LNG makes the climate crisis worse, not better. It’s time for the province to pull the plug on any further LNG expansion and to cease providing public financing, infrastructure support or preferential treatment for the sector.
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