BINNION: We will pay for it if we give up fossil fuels

Last year, 2022, will be the year we look back on as when we globally started moving away from the outdated idea of transition to a future of energy transformation.

Imagine if instead of banning fossil fuels, an idea from the end of the last century, we rather transformed our existing energy systems to provide low emissions energy. We would keep the miraculous benefits of fossil fuels and use technology to reduce or even eliminate many of the negative impacts. Emerging carbon technologies are making this possible and there are billions of dollars in new projects being proposed just in Alberta.

Why is 2022 the year? The war in Ukraine is not causing the change, rather it's revealing for all to see the old ideas from the last century on energy policy have failed. We need 21st century solutions to our energy and environment challenges.

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