Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?
Electric cars remain a niche product at less than 2% of the market, due to higher prices and worries about recharging.
Environment champs want voters to make climate the main priority
Suzuki, Lewis to run a series of talks to encourage young people to make this election about saving the planet.
US proposes easing oil rules on climate changing methane emissions
Would ease requirements on oil and gas sites to monitor for methane leaks and plug them.
UN envoy: Climate summit to focus on immediate action
Major changes are needed throughout society to achieve the most ambitious target in the 2015 Paris climate accord.
Feds add $15M, water bombers to G7 help to fight Amazon wildfires
Part of the $20-million G7 commitment will be earmarked for a long-term global initiative to protect the rainforest.
Saying climate change is real could be seen as partisan during election
Environmental groups warned by Elections Canada, citing Maxime Bernier’s doubts about the legitimacy of climate change.
Ontario shifting responsibility for Blue Box program to manufacturers
Government says moving the recycling program to producers would save municipalities more than $125 million annually.
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.
End of controversial pulp mill not a disaster for some woodlots
Deadline approaches for the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County to stop sending effluent into a lagoon.
PEI fish plant to promote Canada’s sustainable tuna fishery
Looking to spread the word Canada has the most regulated and sustainable tuna fishery in the world.
Clean technology innovator CarbonCure partners with Linde
CO2 utilizing concrete technology will be introduced to 25 countries, with initial efforts focused on Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Singapore.
UN climate change report sees hungry future that can be avoided
Degraded land is making food more expensive, scarcer and even less nutritious.
Endress+Hauser to build $28M green customer centre in Burlington
Aiming for LEED gold certification with net zero energy and carbon emissions.
Increasing government debt rarely a successful strategy
Spending our way to a heightened state of environmental stewardship could cause more harm than good.
Tweet could get Elon Musk in trouble with regulators again
Pact requires him to get lawyer’s approval before writing about Tesla topics that weren’t previously disclosed.
UBC research on capturing carbon from mining secures federal funding
NRC has awarded $2 million for testing of techniques at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine in the Northwest Territories.
Greens will work with any party that has a serious plan for the climate: May
Even the Conservatives if they would drop their dyed-in-the-wool opposition to carbon taxes.
Ballard to purchase BC’s first fleet of hydrogen vehicles
Fuel cell pioneer celebrates 40th birthday with expected purchase of Toyota Mirai FCEVs by employees.
Victoria should have sought BC approval before plastic bag ban: court
Businesses were prohibited from offering or selling plastic bags to consumers and must charge for paper bags and reusable bags.
Directors are in the crosshairs of corporate climate litigation
Even if corporate climate litigation cases are unsuccessful, they have implications for directors’ fiduciary duties.
How Canada can tax carbon efficiently
Carbon tax should replace other, less efficient policies with the same objective and be offset by cuts in other taxes.
EDC loans cleantech firm $5.9M to help drive its growth
Geosynthetics market worth more than $260 billion by 2023 fuelled by growing number of infrastructure projects in developing economies.
GFL to acquire recycling processor Canada Fibers
Toronto company has a contract to design, build and operate an advanced single-stream material recovery facility in Winnipeg.
A cure for carbon: Putting CO2 to work in concrete manufacturing
CarbonCure’s mission is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from concrete manufacturing.
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve
More coal plants to open as a result but court challenges will follow.
Tax credits, penalizing big polluters, key to Scheer climate plan
Will scrap the federal carbon tax but keep a price on pollution for heavy industrial emitters.
Bitcoin’s carbon footprint equal to Las Vegas
Researchers study power consumption of computers and conclude they generated 22-22.9 megatons of CO2 in 2018.
Trudeau calls out Tory premiers for playing with national unity over C-69
187 amendments made in the Senate that would revamp the way the federal government evaluates major infrastructure projects.
Enerkem a finalist for green aviation fuel challenge
The Sky’s the Limit Challenge offers $5 million prize in federal government competition.
Federal $10.4M clean energy investment goes to Haida Gwaii in BC
Project involves expanding an existing hydroelectricity installation and reducing use of diesel fuel.
BC waste to energy plant to handle disputed Philippines garbage
Environment and Climate Change Canada selected partly because of its proximity to the Port of Vancouver.
US says Trump coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions
Critics call negligible effects contention absurd given the scope of the federal coal program.