To: The Canada Energy Regulator

Stop the export of Canadian fossil fuel electricity to the USA

Stop the export of Canadian fossil fuel electricity to the USA

Re: Application dated 13 August 2021 by Heartland Generation Ltd. for authorization to export up to 10,000,000 Megawatt-hours of electricity annually to the United States for a period of ten years as published in The Globe and Mail on August 20, 2021.

We are requesting you, the Canadian Energy Regulator, to refuse to authorize this application which would produce up to 40 million metric tons of carbon dioxide addition to Canada's greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel (natural gas and coal) power stations in Alberta and BC. The recent IPCC report has stated in no uncertain terms that fossil fuel emissions are driving climate change and must be reduced as soon as possible to avoid future climate catastrophe. This application to export electricity which would increase Canada's emissions is unconscionable and must be rejected.

Why is this important?

Stop greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel (natural gas and coal) power stations in Alberta and BC which would generate up to 10,000,000 Megawatt-hours per year of electricity exported to the USA for a period of 10 years. This would produce up to 40 million metric tons of carbon dioxide addition to Canada's greenhouse gas emissions. The intention of the petition is to ensure that the Canada Energy Regulator refuses to authorize the application by Heartland Generation Ltd. dated 13 August 2021 to export this energy. The recent IPCC report has stated in no uncertain terms that fossil fuel emissions are driving climate change and that these emissions must be reduced as soon as possible to avoid future climate catastrophe. This application to export electricity which would increase Canada's emissions is unconscionable.