Federal, provincial battle over carbon tax goes to the Supreme Court
Will hear three separate cases to determine if the federal carbon-tax legislation is constitutional.
German study highlights carbon footprint of video streaming
Looks at the amount of CO2 produced by data centres and by the transmission technology streaming it to consumers.
Feds invest $9.4M in Atlantic Canada tidal energy projects
Renewable energy source has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by replacing electricity generated from fossil fuels.
GM invests $28M in cogeneration at St. Catharines engine plant
Project cuts greenhouse gas emissions and cuts the propulsion plant’s electricity costs.
Air Transat signs deal to use jet fuel made from captured CO2
SAF+ Consortium is setting up a pilot plant in Montreal to make the kerosene used for synthetic jet fuel.
Oilpatch welcomes federal aid despite climate change condition
Toews says companies shouldn’t face problems with the requirement to help meet federal climate change commitments.
Alberta to introduce bills on farm safety, greenhouse gas emissions
New budget coming. Premier Jason Kenney said there will be restraint.
BC greenhouse gas emissions near 2007 levels despite carbon tax
Data does not include results from the CleanBC climate plan that set targets of buildings.
Canada well placed to meet world’s growing energy demands
Ranks as a responsible supplier compared to most other major oil and gas exporting nations.
Oil sands CEOs take federal election message to voters
Newspaper ads ask readers to call on “leaders of all political stripes” to lend their support to the energy industry.
Climate action helps build reputations and attract investors
SBTI program creates a global community where companies can set targets that align with the Paris Agreement.
Energy assessment law needed to avoid another Trans Mountain impasse, PM says
Trudeau believes his government’s Impact Assessment Act will fix a flawed review process.
Ottawa offering $500M for projects aimed at cutting greenhouse gasses
$50 million of the total set aside for Indigenous communities, SMEs, non-profits and small municipalities.
Carbon pricing alone will fall short of GHG emission reduction targets
Report warns trillions of dollars in investment needed to green Canada’s economy.
15 states appeal EPA delay of stricter air quality standards
The EPA extended compliance deadlines by a year in June.
Edmonton program to help big buildings reduce energy consumption and emissions
Project will help companies take advantage of provincial government incentives to upgrade heating, cooling and lighting.
Gates, Zuckerberg part of coalition investing $1B in clean energy fund
First in a list of investment criteria was technologies with potential to reduce GHG emissions by at least a half gigaton.
NS to use coal fired plants past 2030 federal deadline
Concession part of negotiations to new equivalency agreement recognizing the work the province has done to reduce GHGs.
Trudeau will lose environmental ally with Trump in White House
President-elect has promised to pull the US from the Paris climate change deal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Ontarians ‘very bad actors’ when it comes to GHGs produced: Wynne
Ontario Liberals predict cap-and-trade will add about $5 a month to heating bills, four cents per litre to gas prices.
National carbon price to be $10 a tonne in 2018, $50 by 2022
The provinces have two options: impose their own price on carbon or set up a cap and trade system.
BC opts not to hike carbon tax in new climate plan
Province sticks to original timeline to reduce GHG emissions by 80% of 2007 levels by 2050.
Alberta’s emissions cap is high cost, meagre GHG reduction
Fraser Institute study estimates $250 billion in lost production from 2025 to 2040.
Alberta carbon prices will be Canada’s highest by 2020
Ecofiscal report says its new, broader carbon tax at $23.40 will eclipse BC in four years.
Cap and trade
Threat or opportunity?
Federal environment minister ‘thrilled’ with Paris climate deal
Prime Minister Trudeau commits to meeting with premiers within three months to hammer out Canada’s emission targets.
Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec to link cap and trade systems
Will also be linked to California, under the Western Climate Initiative.
Alberta to implement carbon tax across the economy
Climate change policy includes a hard cap on greenhouse gas emissions for the oil sands.
Report finds 96% of economy no less competitive under carbon pricing
Placing a cost on carbon has long been recognized as the most market-efficient way to reduce emissions of GHGs.
Ont. preps cap and trade system to put a price on carbon, reduce CO2
Province wants to reduce GHG emissions to 15% below 1990 levels by the year 2020.
Environment minister won’t set GHG target, but calls Tory targets the ‘floor’
Liberals argue the federal government needs a credible plan for tackling climate change with the provinces before releasing targets.
Alberta to release part of its climate change plan ahead of Paris meeting
Premier Notley said the province’s plan will put Alberta on what she calls a progressive and balanced path forward.