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LNG projects may miss climate targets

JOC News Service
LNG projects may miss climate targets

VANCOUVER – A new report from the Pembina Institute and the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions states carbon pollution from proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants on British Columbia’s Pacific coast could pose a challenge to the province and Canada when reaching climate commitments.

The report, entitled Liquefied gas, carbon pollution and British Columbia in 2017, concludes if Woodfibre LNG and LNG Canada are allowed to proceed, the province will not meet its 2050 climate targets.

"Furthermore, if the permits for Pacific NorthWest LNG were resurrected by the current or a new owner, that project would make the province’s legislated target impossible to reach. Such LNG export terminals, fully powered by natural gas, are almost four times more polluting per tonne of LNG produced than terminals using clean electricity," the report stated.

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