If Canada began to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by about four per cent per year, we could still meet our 2030 climate targets.
Shipping companies are expected to halve their greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The development of a hydrogen charging station has made it possible to run vehicles without producing greenhouse gases.
By embracing natural gas made from renewable sources, we can still use gas for heating, cooking and industry, while slashing greenhouse emissions and even keeping much of the same infrastructure.
Deriving fuel from trees costs more than wind and solar power and it emits more carbon than coal. There are many heated debates about this kind of energy, known as forest or woody biomass.
Natural gas is touted as a “bridging fuel” to displace coal while moving to a low-carbon economy. In New Zealand, this is shortsighted and could lead to stranded assets and hold back renewables.