This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.
Ridiculous Greenpeace Canada Tweet Claims Massive GHG Emissions Their Own Petition Doesn’t Even Use.
Hardline opponents of oil and gas like Greenpeace Canada don’t shy away from using exaggerated claims to get their message across.
- Their tweet claims that GNL Quebec’s total GHG emissions could exceed 2 billion tonnes over 25 years, equivalent to 18 million new cars on the road. However, Their claims in their own petition targeting GNL Quebec are nowhere near their tweets exaggeration.
- GNL Quebec’s life-cycle analysis found that the project can save an estimated 28 million tonnes of GHGs worldwide every year while supplying reliable energy.
- Natural gas is a reliable and cleaner source of energy. The International Energy Agency estimates that the switch to natural gas has so far saved 500 million tonnes of C02 from entering the atmosphere.
- Despite claims about a major increase in shipping, the increase in the Saguenay river won’t drastically increase and will be regulated.
- Energy demand will be increasing as the world population grows to 10 billion in 2050. GNL Quebec will help Canada produce reliable energy with the lowest environmental impacts to support this demand.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
As we have been recently making commentary on, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives put out a misleading report on the economics of Trans Mountain. Deborah Jaremko does another good debunk of some of the claims that the CCPA makes.