There was strong pushback against the government's plan to expand coal mining in the Rocky Mountains.
The federal government is phasing out coal, but investors are funding it overseas.
"Burning coal responsible for 41% of our global emissions."
The two countries view coal very differently.
The bank is the target of a new campaign by a well-funded advocacy group with a record of forcing policy change.
Despite their efficiency and cost, fossil fuels aren't better energy sources than solar, wind and tide, even though renewables require separate storage for large-scale deployment. Fossil fuels pollute the environment, cause illness and death, accelerate global warming and damage or destroy ecosystems. They'll also eventually run out.
In what shall forever be known as Electricity Week, the Alberta government managed to flip the switch on five massive changes to the province's electricity system. Alberta's electricity market was broken. Now the Alberta government has fixed it.
According to Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna, phasing out coal will reduce emissions in Canada by five megatonnes. That's great news, but it's soured when you remember that the government just approved the Pacific Northwest LNG project, which is expected to add 11.5 to 14.0 megatonnes worth of emissions each year.
The government wants 90 per cent of Canada's electricity to come from sustainable sources by then.
So how did this red-sweatered troll, posing as an undecided voter, get selected to appear on stage at such an event to ask, "the question"? Typical, it turns out. For starters, he made no prior mention of his deep ties to the fossil fuel industry. Just a concerned, undecided voter.