Calgary Herald. Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner says the Canadian province’s greenhouse gas emissions are expected to increase another 30% within 10 years despite new efforts at regulation.
He attributed the increase to Alberta’s economic growth, fueled by the oil sands industry.
Alberta’s emissions are already 40% higher than the Kyoto benchmark. Government projections show even with anticipated reductions achieved through a provincial regulation taking effect in July, emissions could be 64% above the benchmark by 2020.