At the same time, Ontario Clean Air Alliance absolutely supports the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol and emphasizes the need to switch from coal generation of energy to natural gas. Ontario is determined to shut down the active coal power plants and is asking for federal subsidies. Ontario Society of Engineers also agrees to sacrifice short term economic benefits for the sake of long term effects. A two step plan has been developed and federal subsidies take a crucial step in the process. The first step is limited to public transit renewal, cleaner fuels, and discouragement of scrawl. The second step is related to closing the coal plants through energy conservatism.
Alberta is more radical when it comes to implementation of Kyoto Protocol and the reason for this rooted is rooted in disproportionately large potential losses as compared to other provinces as a result of federal governments unilateral solution to all of its territories as well a dependency of Alberta on oil and gas industry. On the other hand, Ontarios primary concern was agricultural emission of greenhouse gases. However, Ontario has the greatest potential in reduction of greenhouse gas emission from primary agriculture alongside with the potential to receive additional financing from federal government.
Farmers face a winning situation when it comes to speaking about Kyoto Protocol implementation. Farmers are willing to sacrifice short-term benefits for the sake of long-term results; and even in terms of short-term revenue sacrifices the situation is still very perspective for farmers, as they will be receiving government subsidies.