Ontario not on track to achieving emissions reductions targets: AG
Climate plan underestimated the starting point for emissions by including several green programs cancelled by the Ford government.
Wilkinson says carbon price hikes won’t be decided until 2022
His first priority will be figuring out how Canada is going to meet its target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate change to push food prices higher
Report predicts up to 4% hike in 2020, that’s an extra $487 for an average Canadian family.
Ford, Moe and Higgs plan development of small nuclear reactors
Premiers who who oppose the federal carbon tax look to fight climate change with the technology.
BC community opens solar farm 100% owned and operated by First Nation
Consists of 3,456 solar modules that will produce electricity for sale to BC Hydro.
China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy
Investment in China’s renewable energy dropped almost 40% in the first half of 2019.
Generation Greta: Angry youths put heat on climate talks
Young people to rally in cities around the world Nov. 29 to demand that governments step up their efforts to curb climate change.
Too late for a carbon tax, says former Ontario Liberal environment minister
Glenn Murray says carbon taxes will take too long to work, given how quickly the planet is warming.
Quick wins needed to keep climate goals within reach: UN
Environmental Program head calls for reductions of as much as possible in 2020.
Low carbon NS by 2030: EVs, renewables, heat pumps
Ecology Action Centre plan outpaces existing plans by the province’s Liberal government.
NDP asks AG to probe green energy contract cancellations
Cost of cancelling 750 contracts could surpass the $231 million the government said it put aside.
Concerned groups urge NS to reject mill’s effluent plan
They say the plan lacked critical information and didn’t meet the department’s terms of reference.
Arctic in hot water: Sea ice minimal in Chukchi, Bering seas
Researchers are studying waves and how they may pummel the northern Alaska coastline.
Concerned groups assess NS mill’s plan to pump effluent into strait
Company says if the plan is not approved, the mill will close, putting more than 300 employees out of work.
Climate change should dominate cabinet mandate: Environment groups
Turcotte says make climate change part of the decision-making process in every ministry.
Aerosol manufacturer fined $170,000 for environmental offences
Failed to comply with a protection compliance order, and to implement and test emergency plans on time.
Canada among G20 countries least likely to hit emissions targets
Climate Transparency report says Canada, South Korea and Australia are the farthest from meeting targets to cut emissions.
How Canada’s climate plan compares to other G20 members
Facts about Climate Transparency’s 2019 report card on Canada’s efforts.
Green groups want feds to admit true costs of climate change
Green budget suggests the next federal budget invest in a number of energy efficiency upgrades.
CO2 converted to methanol using ‘artificial leaf’ process: Study
University of Waterloo researcher mimics photosynthesis to convert solar energy into fuel.
Trump can begin steps to pull US out of Paris climate deal
Withdrawal would take a year, wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election.
Charges over wind farms against Ontario environment minister withdrawn
Woman alleged work on several wind projects that began in 2017 contaminated her home’s well water.
Nova Scotia premier defends climate bill’s emissions targets
Legislation calls for emissions to be reduced 53% below 2005 levels by 2030 moving to net-zero by 2050.
Alberta climate plan for industry retains key parts of old legislation
$30 a tonne for emissions over benchmark or collect credits if beneath.
Beverage companies aim to get bottles recycled, not trashed
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Keurig Dr. Pepper are investing US$100 million to improve recycling collection and processing.
Energy demands will change with 13.2M electric vehicles by 2030
EY report says rapid adoption could also cause an 11% spike in Canadian electricity demand.
Nova Scotia new climate targets don’t go far enough
Would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 53% by 2030 and move the province to net-zero by 2050.
Pressure for climate action mounts on Liberals
Our Time youth members arrested in the House of Commons demanding a Canadian “green new deal.”
Government pledges for global climate fund reach about $10B
Almost half of the amount is being provided by France, Germany and Britain alone.
Exxon low-balled carbon pricing impact on oil sands projects: Lawsuit
New York alleges investors were led to believe they faced a lower risk.
Quebec hopes Trump lawsuit doesn’t force California out of carbon market
But Legault says the cap and trade system is still viable without the US state.
Study finds climate change making stronger El Ninos
Have been forming farther to the west in warmer waters.