Energy and Environment issues

Energy and environment issues have converged at senior government levels. Governments are under increasing pressure to develop responses to these issues. Recommendations are plentiful, and their quality ranges from excellent to terrible. There is no guarantee that the terrible ones won’t be adopted.

And yet government action on these recommendations will affect everything—our disposable income, our physical and economic health, our national security, and the global climate itself.

If you are on the receiving end of this action, it pays to pay attention to who’s recommending what. When you know that, you are positioned to shape the debate.

Since 1990, I have been helping clients spot and respond to opportunities and threats in the public policy environment. Working in partnership with your organization, I assess the current state of your relationship with the policy environment, develop strategies to take advantage of opportunities and neutralize threats, and plan and implement these strategies.

You can contact me by e-mail at s.aplin@hdpgroup.com,
or by telephone at +1 613-567-5300.

For realtime information on the link between electricity use and air emissions, visit my new website, Electric Power Statistics.

Item 1: if Ontario did not have its nuclear generating fleet, last hour’s CO2 emissions would have been AT LEAST:

5,278 metric tons, and the CIPK would have been 365.7 grams

Item 2: Since prorogation of the Ontario legislature on October 15, 2012, provincial gas-fired generating plants have dumped this much CO2 into our air:

14,348,268 metric tons. This is a running total. Every hour, the total increases by the amount of Gas CO2 given in Table 1.

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