Coal is not going away.
The company, which has seen its stock price surge more than 700 per cent over the last decade, is one of Canada’s biggest employers, providing jobs to more than a million people.
But in recent years, it has also been facing a growing concern that the burning of coal, the world’s second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, is affecting the planet’s climate and could cause the end of the world.
While coal-fired power plants emit greenhouse gases, they are only one component of the global warming problem.
The main problem is that carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels are only part of the problem.
It’s the other parts that make a real difference, says Peter West, a climate scientist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
“When you take all the carbon out of a coal plant, you don’t get much of a greenhouse effect.”
The idea is that if the world doesn’t drastically reduce emissions, it will be possible to get some of the carbon back.
The world is already reducing its carbon emissions, thanks to the Paris Agreement.
But with coal’s decline in popularity, and with Canada poised to become a world leader in the sector, this is becoming a very big issue.
Coal is the biggest carbon source in Canada, accounting for almost 60 per cent of Canada, according to the Canadian Energy Research Institute.
It accounts for about 25 per cent or more of greenhouse gases emissions.
Its emissions are expected to decline by nearly 70 per cent by 2030.
In addition to emissions from the industry, other pollutants like water and land are being released.
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates the carbon dioxide emissions from coal-burning plants in the United States will fall by up to 1.8 million tonnes a year by 2030, while the global economy will also take a hit.
In recent years Canada has also become a global leader in coal-friendly technologies, such as retrofitting old coal plants with retrofits that cut emissions.
Coal has been a major contributor to Canada’s greenhouse gas pollution problem, and the government is now planning a $500-million project to retrofit more than 300 coal-generated power plants.
The country also has plans to build a new coal power plant in southern Alberta.
But while Canada has taken steps to reduce its carbon footprint, it hasn’t been able to do it quickly enough.
A 2015 study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) found that the average Canadian’s carbon footprint is still much higher than other countries.
The report also found that Canada has a carbon intensity of more than 400 per cent higher than the OECD average, and that the country’s emissions are almost six times higher than those in China and Brazil.
In fact, the country has more carbon emissions per person than any other country.
“The way we’re measuring greenhouse gases is by how much carbon you emit.
So it’s not just how much coal you burn, but how much CO2 you emit,” said West.
“That’s not a good measurement of what we’re actually doing in Canada.”
While there are some benefits of switching to a carbon-free energy source, like more efficient electricity generation, there are also significant downsides to the shift, such a lack of jobs, higher energy bills and reduced access to clean energy.
It is a matter of priorities.
The coal industry has long been an issue for the Harper government, and coal is seen as a key part of that agenda.
However, it is not the only energy source to be singled out in recent months for scrutiny.
Alberta’s oilsands are a particularly large source of emissions, and in recent weeks, the provincial government has announced that it plans to start phasing out the use of oil sands crude in the province.
There are also concerns that Canada could lose some of its most significant coal reserves, such the Athabasca tar sands, which are considered to be among the dirtiest coal mines in the world and have the potential to cause irreversible climate change.
Coal also accounts for more than 80 per cent a quarter of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according the International Energy Agency (IEA).
It also accounts the biggest contributor to global warming.
It has already contributed more than 50 per cent to global greenhouse gas concentrations and is responsible for a whopping 40 per cent share of the entire human contribution to climate change, according in a recent report by the World Resources Institute (WRI).
And the oil and gas industry is also a big contributor to GHG emissions.
As of last year, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) said it is estimating the industry contributes about 16.5 per cent and Alberta’s oil sands industry is expected to contribute more than 20 per cent.
“It’s not easy, but it is possible to do something about it,” said John Kessels, a former Canadian Energy Regulator, now a senior climate scientist at the World Bank.
Kessel said there are other sectors that have seen their