Stop subsidizing fossil fuels

Published March 28 2017

To the Editor

Today’s budget took important steps towards clean energy.

Yet reducing the federal subsidies to the fossil fuel industry is not enough to fight climate change.

We can accomplish our emission targets set to hold global temperature rise to the two-degree celsius maximum if green energy is encouraged financed and supported by our federel government.

Subsidies to the fossil fuel industry indicates that the Liberal government is not serious about meeting these targets.

The government needs to focus more on promoting renewable power. Green energy has provided much needed jobs in Canada and could provide more. We already have the technological base and intellect to build infrastructures that are needed.

All that is needed now is the will of the Liberal government in Ottawa.

Irene Vaughan

Eagle Lake