Working Towards Minimizing our Footprint
Climate change is a stark reality of the world we live in. Northern Mat & Bridge has committed to being part of the change by developing a plan which will help us to lower our company’s overall greenhouse gas emissions levels.
Alberta has the third-largest proven crude oil reserve in the world; as a result our province is faced with the colossal challenge of how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while the demand for energy increases. At Northern Mat & Bridge, we recognize that greenhouse gas reduction is not just a role reserved for exploration companies, but a responsibility of every person, company and organization within our province.
In 2014, we committed to doing our part in emission reduction by starting a company-wide data collection program which will allow us to quantify our Carbon Dioxide (CO2) output.
In order to better understand and fully validate our findings, we have paired up with a third-party consulting company called EcoAmmo. Moving forward we plan to use our baseline data to set science-based goals and implement measures to combat climate change.
Facts About Climate Change
- Canada, with 0.5% of the world’s population, produces 2% of GHG emissions. Source: C.A.P.P. 2015
- Oil sands account for 9.5% of Canada’s GHG emissions and just over 0.15% of global GHG emissions. Source: Alberta Energy 2014
- CO2 is the primary man-made greenhouse gas. Other greenhouse gases include methane, nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). Source: C.A.P.P. 2015
- 70 to 80% of life-cycle emissions come from a vehicle’s tailpipe. Source: Government of Canada 2013
- Nine of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2000. 2013 was the 37th consecutive year that annual global temperatures were above average, and so far the January to September period of 2014 is tied with 1998 as the warmest period on record. Source: World Resource Institute 2014