Saturday, April 28, 2007

CBC website gets the facts wrong on the "emission" plan.

The CBC explains the latest Conservative environment scheme as follows (from the CBC website)

Companies [...] will be required to cut back their greenhouse gas emissions by 18 per cent by 2010. After that, they have to reduce amounts by two per cent a year.
True or false?


Fact: The current so-called "emission" plan requires polluters to cut back on "carbon intensity", not on "greenhouse gas emissions".


Update - Other media repeating the deceiving message:
Calgary Herald
So the Conservatives threw out a target -- [...] 18 per cent emissions cut [...] -- and called it their best compromise.

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