Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the European Union decreased slightly between 2005 and 2006 according to the official inventory report prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Overall emissions within the EU-27 fell by 14 million tonnes (0.3%) and now stand 7.7% below 1990 levels. Total emissions in the European Union were slightly more than 5.1 billion tonnes in 2006.
Of the nations in Europe with a similar or larger amount of emissions over the same-ish period as Canada (596 megatonnes in 1990, 747 megatonnes in 2005), only Italy reported a 9.9% increase in emissions. Of note:
- Europe's largest emitter, Germany, has reduced emissions by 18.2%.
- Canada now out-emits the United Kingdom. In fact, we out-emit every individual country in Europe except Germany.
All said, Alberta Premier Ed Stelmach has come out publicly against the Liberal green shift plan.
I say who cares.
More importantly, the facts say who cares. It's clear he doesn't know what he's talking about.
Update: Fixed a typo. Added a label.