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Whose climate-change plan is better?

Lesson Plans   |   May 6, 2021

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This article explains that the federal Conservatives’ climate-change plan will utilize a type of low-carbon savings account whereby individuals accrue points based on their purchase of hydrocarbon-based fuel and then use those points to purchase... read more

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Cartoons   |   April 29, 2021

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Canada plans to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent of 2005 levels within the next decade, ramping up earlier promises without yet having laid out a path to get there.

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Canada announces goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by up to 45 per cent by 2030

In the News   |   April 23, 2021

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Canada told world leaders Thursday it plans to slash its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 to 45 per cent of 2005 levels within the next decade, ramping up its earlier promises without yet having a... read more

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Conservatives unveil loyalty-card style of carbon pricing

In the News   |   April 15, 2021

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Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole released his party’s climate plan on Thursday as he pledged to put a price on carbon for consumers, a major departure for a party that has long opposed the Liberal government’s carbon-pricing program.... read more

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Conservatives’ new carbon plan would provide incentives to burn more fuel

In the News   |   April 15, 2021

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It is almost churlish, on the day Erin O’Toole delivered the first-ever (mostly) credible Conservative climate plan, to dwell on the part that is just plain dumb. But it was the Conservatives who built the consumer carbon... read more

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How Ottawa’s program for retrofitting homes showed what’s missing from Canadian climate policy

In the News   |   April 8, 2021

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Something was missing when the federal government announced funding to help Canadians retrofit their homes as part of its fall economic statement late last year. Promised grants of up to $5,000 per household, at a... read more

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Do the economy and the climate have to be in conflict?

Lesson Plans   |   April 6, 2021

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This article explains how, behind the confrontational posturing between Alberta and the Federal government, there are negotiations between the two that would address Alberta’s concern for the health of its oil industry and Ottawa’s focus... read more

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Canada’s carbon tax is constitutional, Supreme Court rules

In the News   |   March 25, 2021

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The federal government has the right to impose minimum carbon-pricing standards on the provinces, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled March 25 in upholding the centrepiece of the Liberals’ climate change plan. In a 6-3... read more

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Alberta’s work with Ottawa on industrial emissions can bridge gap between economic concerns and climate goals

In the News   |   March 13, 2021

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The battle against Canada’s consumer carbon tax is the cornerstone of Jason Kenney’s political personality. In his early days as Premier, he vividly described the tax as “a dead-weight cost that punishes hard-working people for... read more

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Alberta seeks billions in federal funding for carbon capture projects

In the News   |   March 8, 2021

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Alberta is asking Ottawa to commit to $30-billion in spending or tax incentives over the next decade to spur the building of large-scale industrial carbon capture projects. The provincial government says for Canada to meet... read more

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At last: working with the U.S. on climate change

Lesson Plans   |   March 5, 2021

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This article outlines some of the climate change issues that are of common interest to both countries and how the relationship between them will affect those interests. In a related article on January 22, Under... read more

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In the race to clean dirty industries, these new technologies give hope for a low-carbon future

In the News   |   March 1, 2021

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Of all the commodities that build and power civilization, only two – oil and coal – are set for output declines in the next decades as global warming threatens to turn Earth into planetary toast.... read more

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Trudeau, Biden pledge to create continental alliance to tackle climate change

In the News   |   February 24, 2021

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Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden will unveil more aggressive targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions within the next two months as they forge a North American alliance to battle climate change. And Mr. Biden is... read more

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‘We’ve had five years and they’ve had four weeks’: Canada’s Environment Minister seeks common ground with U.S.

In the News   |   February 12, 2021

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Canada and the United States are taking the first, tentative steps toward a more continental approach to fighting climate change. In an interview after his first call with President Joe Biden’s top climate adviser, Gina... read more

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Dirty vs. clean energy; the arguments

Lesson Plans   |   February 5, 2021

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This article points out that, unlike in other areas of the economy, lost energy jobs are not likely to return as the result of “a structural change in global energy”. It goes on to explain... read more

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