Canadian Biomass Magazine

Federal parties offer their platforms on climate change as Sept. 20 election looms

August 27, 2021
By Canadian Biomass

As the Sept. 20 federal election looms, Canada’s four main parties have revealed their plans to address the issue of climate change.

The Liberals see small modular reactors (SMR) as a way to assist in the decarbonizing of heavy industry, but the NDP, Green Party and Bloc Quebecois say nuclear power produces toxic waste. The Conservatives are on board with carbon pricing, but favour a substantially reduced fee to the Liberals’ proposed $170 a tonne by 2030.

The NDP doesn’t support nuclear energy, but wishes to back energy storage solutions, including such renewables as solar and wind power. The Green Party wishes to explore a national electricity corridor, and wants 100 per cent of Canada’s electricity to come from renewable sources, with the exception of nuclear.

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