Title: Canada’s Air Quality Dramatically Improved Despite Increased Energy Use Author: Ross McKitrick and Elmira Aliakbari Publisher: Fraser Institute Date: May 17, 2017 Summary: Despite a growing economy and increased consumption of fossil fuels, Canadian air quality has improved drastically since the 1970s. Full Text Article Summary: In recent decades, Canada has experienced something many
Benefits of Hydrocarbons
Who benefits most from government ‘green’ policies? Usually it is the companies that produce renewable energy, not citizens or the environment. For example, 602 birds and 1,270 bats were killed by wind turbines at a single Ontario wind farm between July and December of 2009.
Aggressive carbon pricing schemes that depend upon routing taxpayer dollars to ‘green’ projects are making energy and other goods more expensive for Canada’s poorest. Canadians in provinces where these policies have been implemented are having to choose between heating their homes and buying groceries to feed their families. Some are walking away from their homes because they can no longer afford to power and heat them. This is the ‘heat or eat’ conundrum.