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O’Toole mocks Guilbeault’s two-year fossil fuel plan

Full implementation of this ethanol use would create a 60% increase in heating a home, according to the advocacy group Canadians for Affordable Energy.

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The federal cabinet is planning to phase out the use of fossil fuels in the next 18 months, but didn’t mention how much Canadians rely on fossil fuels and what costs this initiative entails.

According to Blacklock’s Reporter, Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said in the next two years Canadians should also see more stringent methane regulations and zero-emission vehicle standards.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole was opposed to the proposition, and highlighted the need for using Canada’s fossil fuel industry and supporting those who work in it.

“Canada is a cold country. We need fossil fuels, natural gas, to heat our homes,” said O’Toole in a video standing in front of a freezing cold House of Commons.

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“Someone so disconnected from reality that he’s making policy that will hurt our country. Division and absolute disconnect from reality.”

Guilbeault stressed the need for faster action on environmental initiatives by the Liberal government.

“I mean, maybe 2024, but that’s the type of time frame we have to work with and it’s going to be tough because on the one hand, some people are going to criticize us for not giving them enough time to be consulted, but the state of climate change is such that we need to learn to do things faster and that’s certainly true of us as a government,” he said.

Guilbeault acknowledged many of his proposed environmental actions will cause significant costs to consumers, but stated the luxury of waiting to make environmental changes is something Canadians don’t have any more.

The Clean Fuel Standard, implemented in 2021, mandated higher use of renewable energy in everyday consumption which includes tripling expensive ethanol content in gasoline and increasing carbon taxes.

Full implementation of the ethanol use would create a 60% increase in heating a home, according to the advocacy group Canadians for Affordable Energy.

Guilbeault complained about regulators taking too long to finalize the Clean Fuel Standard, as the regulation took five years to finalize and implement.

“One of the things I told stakeholders when I was in Toronto recently and then in Calgary, one of the things I told the department as well is we don’t have that luxury anymore,” said Guilbeault.

“We don’t have five years to consult every time we want to introduce a new measure.”

Canada’s two major parties are opposing on the matter.

O’Toole ended his statements on Twitter saying the Conservative party will keep fighting to keep Canadians warm and fossil fuel jobs safe.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard
esudyk@westernstandardonline.com

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13 Comments

  1. Ben Wilson

    January 17, 2022 at 9:40 am

    Western Standard: Energy deserves more than one story every few weeks.
    There are so many great environmental improvements made in Canada. And no one covers this?? Why?

    Go to the Canadian Energy Center. They have many good articles they would probably let you copy for free.

  2. David Heinze

    January 13, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    The words “Freeze in the Dark” come to mind.

  3. Left Coast

    January 13, 2022 at 12:25 pm

    So what has really been going on for the last 2 years ?

    Why the Great Reset is the biggest SCAM in HUMAN HISTORY

    https://generaldispatch.whatfinger.com/why-the-great-reset-is-the-biggest-scam-in-human-history/

  4. Jack Masterman

    January 13, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Someone should determine if Guilbeault is using any fossil fuels to heat his home or operate a vehicle and put-up blockades to insure he does not have access. If he decides he must fly somewhere block his access to the flight.

    If he wants to travel, make him travel in an electric vehicle that did not get a charge from a fossil fuel plant.

    Let him see what it would be like to live in a country with no fossil fuel.

  5. Deb

    January 12, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Note: on the Corbett Report link I just posted you will find 9 videos if you should get a bar that say you need an ID number you don’t. Just touch the refresh bottom and the video will play.

  6. Deb

    January 12, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    Geeze Left Coast you are hitting it out of the park today with your comments. Yes, I back you again what you have said about Rockefeller is true. There is nothing worth watching on mainstream news, spend tonight watching these documents everyone and learn. https://www.corbettreport.com/corbett-report-documentaries/

  7. Jack of all Trades

    January 12, 2022 at 1:04 pm

    It’s all part of the plan to destroy what’s left of Canada, if it was for the environment they would ban the import of foreign oil, which they don’t.

  8. Mark Cameron

    January 12, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    These lunatics never show any evidence or data to back up their ridiculous claims…climate change, covid…it’s all the same. These effers need to be thrown out on their asses! It’ embarrassing.

  9. patricia fai

    January 12, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    You know the saying, “you can’t cure stupid.” Can you imagine the chaos we would have if everything could be electric and you have people stranded in electric vehicles as took place in Virginia!!! All those stranded electric vehicles would need to be towed to a charging station. That is a lot more involved than getting two gallons of gas in a Jerry Can!!

  10. Patricia Seddon

    January 12, 2022 at 11:49 am

    Man is idiot. He has a 4 year window.
    O’Toole is making more statements lately… and Poilievre is too…. wonder what going on in Ottawa?

  11. Left Coast

    January 12, 2022 at 10:42 am

    Guilbeault is a fool . . . the manufacture of Ethenol creates copious amounts of CO2, and in many cases turns food into auto fuel.

    Canada’s emissions are going to drop this year because the country will be in a full blown Depression when the Cash Machine in Ottawa finally becomes Empty.

    Certainly no Investment is coming to Canada today, one of the worst places on the planet to do business now thanks to Low Intellect Lieberals.

  12. eshea@teksavvy.com

    January 12, 2022 at 10:34 am

    This guy is an imbecile!
    All he will do is add costs to many Canadians that can’t afford it.
    Finally O’Toole said something supporting regular Canadians “Someone so disconnected from reality that he’s making policy that will hurt our country. Division and absolute disconnect from reality.”
    This guy and the whole Trudeau troop needs to be thrown under the bus!

  13. Left Coast

    January 12, 2022 at 10:32 am

    As opposed to the destruction of the Planet in places like China where Rare Earths are mined & refined for useless EVs . . . the Oil Sands by comparison looks like a National Park!

    Oil is not a “fossil fuel”, but was deemed an organic substance back in 1894 when Rockefeller met with the worlds organic chemists – he wanted a way to ensure that his Standard Oil Company could raise the price of his product as necessary by claiming it was going to someday run out. Yes, that has been their tactic for 126 years now, and people still fall for it!!!
    The second most common liquid on Earth is oil, after water. It is produced as a byproduct of geological heat and pressure in the crust – just as the hydrocarbon atmospheres of other planets and moons. How many dinosaurs died on some of Jupiter’s moons? None. Yet they have methane atmosphere.
    There has never been a fossil recovered from greater than 10,000 feet below the surface. Oil wells average depth is 30,000 feet.

    The greatest “greenhouse gas” is water vapor, but the left can’t tax evaporation of the oceans.

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Energy report tells feds to incentivize moves away from oil

The IEA calls for the Canadian government to creating transparent changes to the oil and gas industry but incentivizing technology changes and creating emergency oil stocks.

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A new report says Canada should further invest in clean in electricity and that our country is already among the cleanest energy production in the world.

The International Energy Analysis (IEA) came out with a report outlining recommendations for Canada’s energy future, including balanced decarbonization across the country.

That means higher coordination between federal, provincial and territorial levels to set clear targets for energy efficiency in buildings, transport and industry sectors.

The IEA calls for the Canadian government to create transparent changes to the oil and gas industry but incentivizing technology changes and creating emergency oil stocks.

Canada’s electricity system is one of the cleanest globally according to the IEA report, as 80% of supply is from non-emitting sources such as hydropower and nuclear power.

“Canada’s wealth of clean electricity and its innovative spirit can help drive a secure and affordable transformation of its energy system and help realize its ambitious goals,” said IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol.

“Equally important, Canada’s efforts to reduce emissions — of both carbon dioxide and methane — from its oil and gas production can help ensure its continued place as a reliable supplier of energy to the world.”

The report follows Environmental Minister Steven Guildbeault’s announcement for Canada to be ready to eliminate fossil fuels in 18 months, with zero-emission cars and stricter methane regulations.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole expressed concern on Twitter with the zero emission plans, calling attention to the need to invest in the oil sector rather than turn away from it.

Energy makes up over 10% of Canada’s GDP, being a major source of capital investment, export revenue and jobs, making the net-zero goals both a challenge and opportunity.

Since the last IEA review in 2015, Canada has made international and domestic commitments dedicated to transforming the energy sector, including a target to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40‑45% by 2030.

Canada is also a part of the United Nations zero-emission 2050 target that involves over 130 countries worldwide.

Ewa Sudyk is a reporter with the Western Standard.
esudyk@westernstandardonline.com

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Energy report says fossil fuel usage set to plunge in Canada

The news was met with glee from Canada’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.

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The use of fossils fuels in Canada is set to drop drastically in the next three decades, says a new report.

The Canada Energy Regulator predicts fossil fuel use will fall by 62% by 2025.

The forecast predicts Canadians will use significantly less gasoline and diesel over coming years, resulting in a 43% decline in the use of refined petroleum products by 2050.

Electricity use could rise by as much 45% as people change over to electric vehicles.

The report predicts wind and solar power will be used to help meet the rise in demand.

The news was met with glee from Canada’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.

“Some welcome news from The Canada Energy Regulator: fossil fuel use will fall by 62% in Canada by 2050. We’re making progress, the work continues!” he tweeted.

The forecast calls for Canadian crude oil production to peak at 5.8 million barrels per day in 2032, and then to decline to reach 4.8 million barrels per day in 2050.

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Lifting of Alberta’s curtailment policy good news for oil producers

Curtailment rules were initially put in place to protect the value of Alberta’s oil by aligning production with export capacity.

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Minister of Energy Sonya Savage said Alberta’s current oil supply management policy for producers will be allowed to expire on December 31.  

“Curtailment rules and production limits are not needed at this time,” said Savage.

“In fact, no production limit has been set or enforced since December 2020. The market is now working as it should: oil production has reached pre-pandemic levels, but is within export capacity, and storage levels are expected to remain within the normal range of operations.”

Curtailment rules were enacted on Jan. 1, 2019, to curb oversupply of crude oil in storage, resulting in a significant price differential between Western Canadian Select and West Texas Intermediate oil contracts.

“The current curtailment policy will be allowed to expire on December 31. This is good news for Alberta’s oil producers and the economy,” said Savage. 

“This is in large part because Enbridge’s Line 3 is now online and operational and the Trans Mountain Expansion is expected to come online in early 2023.”

Savage said limits on oil production were intended to be temporary measures “when storage levels were high and there were significant pipeline constraints.”

Curtailment rules were initially put in place to protect the value of Alberta’s oil by aligning production with export capacity.

 “However, the curtailment mechanism also created short-term operational and long-term investment uncertainty for the oil industry,” said Savage.

“The Alberta government is now providing operators with the confidence that production will not be limited moving forward. We will continue to monitor production, inventories, pipeline capacity and rail shipments to ensure that production does not exceed what the province can export.

“However, all forecasts indicate the regulatory authority to curtail oil production is unnecessary as Alberta’s economy continues its strong recovery.”

Melanie Risdon is a reporter for the Western Standard
mrisdon@westernstandardonline.com

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