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Alberta fails for years to monitor GHG reduction plan: auditor general

A lot of the reductions were hoped to be achieved through carbon capture and storage projects.


EDMONTON — Alberta’s auditor general says the province has dropped the ball when it comes to monitoring and acting on its climate change targets.

Merwan Saher says while the province set emissions targets in 2008, it failed for the next four years to monitor any progress.

He says in 2012 the government completed an implementation plan, but didn’t include specific measures and means to monitor progress, and hasn’t updated it since.

He notes a lot of the reductions were hoped to be achieved through carbon capture and storage projects.

But Saher notes those projects have been slow to get off the ground and will now account for less than 10 per cent of what was originally anticipated.

Saher notes the province has also failed to monitor and follow up on priorities in other categories, including annual department reports and on value for money in private clinics.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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