British Columbia’s natural gas developments crucial to the province’s carbon future

Canada’s diverse range of green energy opportunities have positioned it to be a viable player in the emerging trend of clean energy and the economical advantages that this new niche represents. The country has long since been striving for a lower carbon usage rates, and it looks like natural gas advancements are the key towards achieving that goal.

Energy development, and the ability and willingness to use situation- appropriate fuels is the likely choice for the country to make if they want to integrate themselves into the green energy race effectively.

The first right steps towards reaching effective results have already been taken by British Columbia, whose government has been promoting competitive natural gas production rates, along with safe and responsible development, that is both profitable and committed to its environmental surroundings.

The province however has plenty of work ahead if it plans on actually reducing its carbon intake in any feasible and effective way. Limits on local carbon production need to be implemented. And these first measures already come with some hefty prices attached. Lowering carbon production would signify massive job losses and revenue reductions for the province, whose economy simply cannot afford these drops at this time. A balance therefore has to be struck between green and conventional energies in order to ease the province towards it carbon targets.

Rather than taking a radical approach that will see one measure of fuel razed completely from the province’s itinerary, B.C. is instead focusing on creating a more or less harmonious co- dependence on both natural gas and clean energy. This approach will ensure that both the province’s economic and environmental interests are preserved enough to make both sides content for the time being.

Furthermore, more facilities for developing and processing natural gas are needed in the province. Erecting a few giant plants will drastically reduce emission rates that are now highly elevated due to the presence of countless smaller plants in the region.

In order to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, the province has been branching out, and working with not only the rest of the country but other parts of the world that all carry the same aim in their future plans. With climate change and clean energy now being potent global topics, international attention is fully directed at lowering carbon usage and production around the globe, and Canada is claiming an important place in that trend.

Yet natural gas is the biggest source of revenue for the progressive province, meaning that any changes made in its energy usage will have to be made in compromise with its current conventional fuelling methods, so as to not impede the provincial economic standings.