Canada's New Hope
Bloomberg Views, Michael Bloomberg, Published Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 5:50 PM EDT
The value of the Canadian dollar and the price of oil, one of the nation’s top exports, have both tumbled to near record lows. But those details -- and the apparent demise of the Keystone XL pipeline -- don’t begin to tell the story of what lies ahead for the economy of Canada, America’s second-largest trading partner.Read more
Woodfibre LNG gets environmental stamp of approval from Ottawa
National Observer, By Elizabeth McSheffrey in News, Energy | March 18th 2016
The federal department, Environment and Climate Change Canada, has given the green light to the controversial Woodfibre LNG project, ruling on Friday that the proposal is "not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects."
(Howe Sound and Squamish looking out to the Pacific. Photo by Rich Duncan, and provided by My Sea to Sky)
(OTTAWA) March 3, 2016 – Following today’s meeting between the Premiers and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Green Party of Canada calls on the federal government to deliver stronger climate targets to meet its Paris Agreement commitments...
The Ottawa Citizen, Elizabeth May, Published on: February 29, 2016 | Last Updated: February 29, 2016 2:01 PM EST
So much carbon; so little time. It is true globally and it is true for Canada.
From Canada’s early entry as a climate action leader – hosting the world’s first international scientific climate conference in 1988 – until today, most governments have played for time. Stalling tactics and procrastination, two steps forward and one step back, have typified climate strategies. True, most countries in the European Union have met and exceeded their Kyoto targets. But Kyoto targets were understood at the time, back in 1997, to be only a down payment on future action. And shamefully for the last 10 years, Canada has provided cover for other countries to do less, knowing that its aggressive sabotage would excuse its own shrinking ambitions.
Posted: 02/25/2016 4:05 pm EST