What are pipeline companies doing about climate change?

CEPA members have a number of strategies to reduce the production of greenhouse gases. Canada contributes less than two per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. Canada’s transmission pipelines are responsible for just 1/100th (one per cent) of the country’s total emissions, and CEPA members are working to reduce those emissions every day.

What is the source of greenhouse gas emissions from pipelines?

Emissions mainly come from natural gas pipelines through burning fossil fuels at compressor stations, and methane (the main component of natural gas) from small leaks or maintenance activities. Here’s where the pipeline industry fits in the bigger picture.

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Why does the common person still need fossil fuels? In homes we can have electric heaters/ovens/stoves... On the road there are electric alternatives. I know for industrial and commercial we still really need fossil fuels HOWEVER there are options that SHOULD be subsidized by the govt that are greener. Really the only reason I can see having pipelines is for mass power generation at natural gas burning power plants and even then they now have technology that can store 100% of all gas fired power plant emissions (seriously this is a thing look it up online). As a society we NEED TO work together to make this happen, it may not be easy or cheap but it has to happen NOW...- Ryan, Abbotsford, BC
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