Report attacks Canada for failed green projects
A new report by Canada's Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development suggest that the Canadian federal government has not got a clue if the amount of money it is spending on green projects are working at all or doing any good.
This report says the government is failing to manage or do anything about air pollution.
“I have been surprised that there haven’t been clear reporting systems,” said Commissioner Scott Vaughan. “You need to know whether the problem you have identified is getting worse, better or remaining the same and there are not systems in place to give the government information back to know how they are doing.”
An example used is the Public Transit Tax Credit that was supposed to reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 220,000 tonnes a year, by giving people a tax credit if they buy bus passes, however the plan is only reducing emissions by 35,000 tonnes a year and at this current rate will cost over $3,000 to eliminate a tonnne of carbon, which is not very good.
The government also has not followed up with the rules to enforce how gas is pumped at stations, even though they planend to put them in place in 2001.