Letters, Aug. 15: Hydrogen pipeline can increase financial system and local weather targets

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Ottawa could not settle for the idea and worth of nationwide power corridors, however Alberta and First Nations do.

Hopefully, the proposed Wawatewak pipeline hall, from Alberta to Churchill, Man., to move hydrogen to each rural communities and the export market, will be part of the prevailing First Nations pipeline collaboration with Enbridge, in addition to the prevailing Coastal GasLink collaboration.

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These are examples of what Ottawa might/ought to have been doing over the previous 10 years to bolster our nation’s financial system, strengthen our small remoted communities, enhance our residing requirements and concurrently goal net-zero.

Bob Mackan, Strathmore

Streets aren’t for pedestrians

As soon as once more I’m dismayed by my fellow residents who insist upon strolling and working in the course of our residential streets.

I perceive within the pandemic we began to make use of our roadways as strolling paths, however the pandemic has handed, fortunately.

We’ve sidewalks on both aspect of most roadways in residential areas particularly for using foot visitors in order that the roadways are clear for using motor and cycle visitors.

Let’s get again to utilizing our sidewalks.

Carol Mannas, Calgary

Implement guidelines on personal well being care

Albertans have been pressured to just accept “For-profit” health-care lab providers.

DynaLife has persistently refused to offer Albertans with acceptable and accessible lab testing providers. As a for-profit personal firm with an unique contract to offer these lab providers, they need to be fined closely for refusing these providers as federally mandated equal therapy health-care providers coverage Canada.

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In the USA, if you pay, you at the very least obtain a health-care service.

Jennifer Benner, Calgary

Metropolis coverage snarling visitors

When will town reverse this ridiculous coverage of supply and synchronizing visitors lights? I’ve heard that it’s to “calm the visitors.” It’s definitely slowing down the visitors with the inevitable outcomes of extra congestion, frayed nerves, extra gas consumption, extra air pollution and longer commute instances.

Is all of this presupposed to be a very good factor?

The visitors division wants to understand that it exists for the needs of facilitating the motion of visitors all through Calgary, nor to make driving within the metropolis typically insufferable and very traumatic train.

Invoice Stemp, Calgary

Power transition wants dose of actuality

It’s no surprise Albertans are anxious about speak of getting to speed up the change in electrical energy era from fossil fuels to renewables by 2030. We’ve a comparatively small inhabitants (4.4 million) unfold over a big space. We’ve one of many coldest climates of the ten Canadian provinces.

Our electrical grid is powered by 12 per cent coal, 73 per cent pure fuel and solely 13 per cent renewables. To transition solely from fossil fuels, not solely would we’ve got to interchange 85 per cent of our present producing capability, however we additionally should nearly triple that capability to energy the EV transition.

In solely 12 years?

Somebody has to get a grip on actuality right here and develop practical, wise plans for our clear power future. Possibly 2050 is a sensible goal in any case.

D.R. Brown, Cochrane