Premier Kathleen Wynne says Ontario’s climate change plan is “optimistic and entirely realistic.”
She would like to see the province drop its emission levels by 80 percent of the 1990 levels. Wynne wants to see more electric cars on the road, and more companies being held accountable for emissions. A five-year “action plan” that will outline some of the first major steps the province will take. That, however, won’t be released until the new year.
Environment Minister Glen Murray said this plan will reduce emissions by 15 percent over 1990 levels by 2020. Ontario is planning to link its carbon trade system with ones in California and Quebec, and early estimates could bring $2 billion annually in revenue for the provincial government.
Do you think these goals are realistic? Can you really put a price on the environment?