Thank you for your question. Woodfibre LNG is concerned about climate change and is working hard to be part of the solution – that includes doing our part to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions both here and abroad.
At home, we made an important decision to power our plant with electricity from BC Hydro instead of burning natural gas. Using electricity for the main refrigerant compressors will reduce GHG’s by approximately 80 per cent and other air pollutants such as nitrogen oxides (smog) 90 per cent.
Merran Smith, director of Clean Energy Canada, said the following about that decision: Woodfibre LNG intends to link its facility directly to the BC Hydro grid, which delivers 92-per-cent clean and renewable electricity. As a result, at least from a carbon-pollution perspective, its LNG would indeed beat the global gold standard for carbon pollution.
By exporting British Columbia’s natural gas, we are also helping to reduce emissions overseas. Natural gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel and is being used in many places in the world to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by replacing other fossil fuels.
In fact, replacing just one 500 Megawatt coal-fired power plant with natural gas fueled power generation for one year, equates to taking 557,000 cars off the roads.
You can find more information in our first Project newsletter.