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Conservatives have now come up with boldest plan to fight climate change
The most important development of 2019 that got the least amount of attention from the Canadian news media? The “dog bites man” story of Canadian conservative leaders coming up with the best, boldest and most visionary plan to combat climate change this country has ever seen.
The plan is pushed by a group of Canada’s most hard-headed and powerful conservative leaders, Premiers Scott Moe of Saskatchewan, Doug Ford of Ontario and Blaine Higgs of New Brunswick.
Their goal is to help wipe out carbon emissions without wiping out the Canadian economy.
Moe, Ford and Higgs made public Canada’s Green Nuclear deal on Dec. 1, announcing their three provinces had signed an agreement to work together to create the next wave of safe, reliable Canadian nuclear power plants, known as small modular reactors (SMRs).
“Today we are joining as premiers and provinces to look at the coming decade and beyond, to advance the development of zero emission small modular nuclear reactor technology,” Moe said. “Implementing small modular reactors will provide meaningful action in reducing our carbon emissions in electricity production while providing affordable, base-load power to our communities and industries.”
Andrew Scheer during the campaign, it became clear he meant to mainly push the export of Canada’s excellent Candu nuclear technology, not find a way to help build a new wave of emissions-killing, prosperity-building reactors across Canada.
Scheer’s stance made some amount of sense. We’re a small country with minuscule emissions. Even if we reduce them, it will make little difference. We can, however, make a huge difference by exporting carbon-busting Candu tech to huge emitters like China and India.
But what works in China and India will also work here to keep our own emissions low, just as Canada has done for decades now. In 2017, for example, nuclear energy supplied 50 per cent of Ontario’s electricity and 15 per cent of Canada’s electricity.