Current plan will cap oil sands emissions, phase out coal-fired electricity, and move to greener fuel sources over the next 15 years.
Carbon-price rebates and “green” investments are only the start of changes ahead as the province readies its spring budget.
Automaker has admitted that more than 500,000 of its diesel vehicles are equipped with emissions-skirting software.
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Prime Minister Trudeau commits to meeting with premiers within three months to hammer out Canada’s emission targets.
Will also be linked to California, under the Western Climate Initiative.
Regulators had originally accused the automaker of installing the “defeat device” software on about 10,000 cars.
Province wants to reduce GHG emissions to 15% below 1990 levels by the year 2020.
Scientists say the global effort to meet climate goals won’t be enough to avert climate disruptions.
Premier Notley said the province’s plan will put Alberta on what she calls a progressive and balanced path forward.
Analysts say the automaker could be on the hook for costs topping $6.9 billion to repurchase faulty vehicles.
Survey suggests there’s even more support if the money collected were for a specific purpose, such as emissions technologies.
NDP government plans to move away from what it sees as costly, ineffective technology.
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