CBC Canada is reporting the Liberals have promised to plant two billion trees.
"The region's low cost for natural gas, technical expertise and ability to rapidly scale-up the production of blue (hydrogen) makes it possible to not only decarbonize industrial processes that use (hydrogen) but also create new fuel markets with up to 90 per cent lower lifecycle GHG emissions", the report notes.
But the net-zero pledge is in line with what the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says is necessary to limit further global warming.
"The climate accountability legislation introduced today unfortunately has major deficiencies that will, at best, hold future federal governments accountable for Canada's climate commitments", he said in a written statement.
The government of Canada unveiled its roadmap to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, a commitment that follows up on promises made in the Speech from the Throne. The report released Monday expects the domestic and global hydrogen markets have the potential to be worth "$100 billion per year or more."The report highlights five facilities immediately north of Edmonton that produce hydrogen, including Shell Canada Ltd.'s Scotford refining complex, the NorthWest Refinery and a Nutrien Ltd. fertilizer plant.In total, the province produces 2,250 tonnes of hydrogen per day from hydrocarbons such as oil and gas.
The Liberal government on Thursday tabled Bill C-12, which for the first time formalizes its plans to eliminate Canada's net carbon output.
If passed, the bill would require the government to answer to Parliament every five years - 2030, 2035, 2040, and 2050 - and to report on progress made on a rolling basis.
The environment commissioner - an officer in the auditor general's office - would be charged with examining the implementation of the government's plan, while an advisory board would submit an annual report with advice for the minister.
West Coast Environmental Law staff lawyer Andrew Gage said the government should be prioritizing more immediate action by setting a 2025 target.
The bill does not provide for penalties should the government not meet its targets. The 1.5 Celsius target was a goal of the Paris Climate Accord, signed by nearly all countries, including Canada. This is because the bill simply states target goals and the timelines in which they would be achieved.
Canada has set multiple goals for curbing emissions over the last three decades and has never met a single one of them.
Still, just as Trudeau can't dictate the next 30 years of federal action on climate change, he can't ensure the Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act won't be repealed or gutted by some future government. He said accountability for meeting those targets would ultimately be carried out by voters, who increasingly support stricter climate change policies.
The Paris Agreement outlines that by 2030, Canada should have reduced its carbon emissions by 30%. A previous version also said the proposed climate legislation is Bill C-15.
The difference is more than what Canada emits to heat and power the entire country.