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residents. the lab stage. The only one I have talked to that has
“We're not denying there is climate change. We are done it at the plant stage is the people in Japan who March 2
not denying there are greenhouse gases. What we are have used it in Australia and have 10,000 hours on a
saying is this cannot all be placed on coal,” said real plant. They have reduced emissions and produced
Campbell. nitrogen.” Campbell estimated the cost to retrofit a
Campbell said, “We have seven mines that produce plant to be half a billion dollars.
28 metric tonnes of thermal coal and that is burned “The two newest plants are almost zero emissions
right here.” At the current time there are 33 billion now. The studies done between 2010 and 2014 in Go with
tonnes of coal in the province. Edmonton show no affect at all on the air quality so the
“We think coal has a place. We think we can burn it technology is there now,” said Campbell. the flow
clean. We would like to see the government spend Part of the Climate Plan which was announced on
more time and money on research and technology to November 22, 2015 was a carbon tax. The carbon tax on the big
continue to reduce emissions and then patent that will cover 90% of all Alberta emissions resulting in an
technology and sell it worldwide because the world is estimated $500 annual increase in cost to the average Five-Oh!
going to continue to burn coal,” said Campbell. Alberta household. The proposed carbon tax is $30 per
“When we put together this campaign as an tonne, 7 cents per litre of gasoline, and a new $1.68 per
association one of the things that was important to me gigajoule tax on natural gas.
is that this is not about corporate Canada. This Campbell said that ACT is concerned about the Love your
campaign is about you in the room that work in the human face of the proposed plan including escalating
coal mines. This is about working families,” said costs not only for electricity but cost of living for family
Campbell. groceries, job loss, and the financial impact to local
Questions regarding wind power and solar power municipalities with taxation loss (corporate and
were addressed. Without the provincial royalty income residential) when moving from coal powered
from oil and gas Campbell said there is not the income electricity.
to pay for the subsidies that would be required for During the question and answer period at the end of
renewable energy. the presentation Campbell addressed a number of
“When I look at Alberta I think there are 980 wind questions from the audience.
turbines in the province now and we'd be looking at Councillor Tammy Strang was in attendance and
somewhere in the neighborhood of 9000 to replace asked what ACT would like to see from municipalities. P INSTALLATIONS P
coal. That's a lot of wind turbines and they are only “As a municipal politician you deserve to know what * Furnace Replacement
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storage in Alberta. Campbell encouraged those in attendance to write or
Mayor Pasychny asked if it would not be more viable call their local MLA and provincial politicians to ask Email:
to change the scrubbers on the stacks and make the for answers. He cited Bill 6 as an example of the
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mind we should be spending the tech money on included minister of a number of portfolios including MATS & COVERALL
research and technology. I get a call a day from finance and environment during his tenure.
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