Core Principles – An Overview
Canadian environment and energy policy should focus on providing:
clean air, land and water
sensible adaptation measures
reliable, inexpensive energy
a predictable business environment
support for Canada’s national policy objectives
We need abundant, inexpensive and environmentally-friendly energy to fund our nation’s activities.
The only constant about climate is change; it changes naturally all the time and today’s changes are mostly natural and not unusual. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant - it is a necessary reactant in plant photosynthesis and so is essential for life on Earth.
Canada’s oil, natural gas, coal, hydro and nuclear industries are efficient, reasonably prices and technologically advanced. Variable renewable energy technologies such as wind and solar power are too expensive and unreliable to power the nation.