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Policy

Mr. Harper: Canada needs you to support electric vehicles

BCSEA’s Electric Vehicles Letter Writing Team is off to a fast start, with 50 and counting volunteers committing to write Prime Minister Harper and members of the government and opposition.

We are calling for the policies and support that Canada needs to cut its greenhouse gas emissions from transportation to zero by 2040.

And BCSEA has added its own voice:

Dear Prime Minister Harper,

Electric Vehicles Policy Backgrounder

  Context

  • There is constant evidence of the need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions greatly, in order to tackle the climate crisis. A recent paper in Nature showed that for a 50% chance of keeping the global rise in temperature below 2C, cumulative global emissions up to 2050 must be limited to 1,100 gigatonnes of CO2. Most fossil fuels will need to remain in the ground, including 99% of Canada’s oil sands. Globally, fossil fuel reserves are 2,900 Gt. The Earth’s known fossil fuel resources are 11,000 Gt.