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News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
December 4, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
December 4, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing Sustainability
December 4, 2019  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
December 2, 2019  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
December 2, 2019  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Sustainability
December 2, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
November 28, 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.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
November 27, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 26, 2019  

Quick wins needed to keep climate goals within reach: UN

Environmental Program head calls for reductions of as much as possible in 2020.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 25, 2019  

Low carbon NS by 2030: EVs, renewables, heat pumps

Ecology Action Centre plan outpaces existing plans by the province’s Liberal government.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 20, 2019  

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.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing Pulp & Paper General Sustainability
November 20, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing Sustainability
November 19, 2019  

Arctic in hot water: Sea ice minimal in Chukchi, Bering seas

Researchers are studying waves and how they may pummel the northern Alaska coastline.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 19, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 18, 2019  

Climate change should dominate cabinet mandate: Environment groups

Turcotte says make climate change part of the decision-making process in every ministry.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 13, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
November 11, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 11, 2019  

How Canada’s climate plan compares to other G20 members

Facts about Climate Transparency’s 2019 report card on Canada’s efforts.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General Sustainability
November 7, 2019  

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.

News Chemicals Manufacturing General Sustainability
November 5, 2019  

CO2 converted to methanol using ‘artificial leaf’ process: Study

University of Waterloo researcher mimics photosynthesis to convert solar energy into fuel.

News Government Manufacturing Sustainability
November 4, 2019  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Sustainability
October 31, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 31, 2019  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
October 30, 2019  

Alberta climate plan for industry retains key parts of old legislation

$30 a tonne for emissions over benchmark or collect credits if beneath.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 29, 2019  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 29, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 28, 2019  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 28, 2019  

Pressure for climate action mounts on Liberals

Our Time youth members arrested in the House of Commons demanding a Canadian “green new deal.”

News Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 25, 2019  

Government pledges for global climate fund reach about $10B

Almost half of the amount is being provided by France, Germany and Britain alone.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
October 24, 2019  

Exxon low-balled carbon pricing impact on oil sands projects: Lawsuit

New York alleges investors were led to believe they faced a lower risk.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 24, 2019  

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.

News Manufacturing General Sustainability
October 22, 2019  

Study finds climate change making stronger El Ninos

Have been forming farther to the west in warmer waters.