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Will Carbon Taxes Level The International Playing Field?
A year ago, the idea of a carbon border tax was more of a hypothetical than an actual plan. But a year ago, the EU had not yet tightened its already tight emission reduction targets.
Bacteria clean-up: Should we let nature clean up oil spills?
Natural populations of oil-degrading bacteria could help to clean up freshwater rivers and lakes after spills from pipelines and trains, researchers have found after experiments that simulated spills in a Canadian lake.
Explainer: The E.U. and U.S. proposed ‘border carbon tax’ policies
In the midst of the climate emergency last month, the European Union and the United States proposed carbon taxes with the goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent businesses from moving to countries with fewer regulation laws.
How should Canada finance infrastructure in an era of climate breakdown?
Government and its critics agree infrastructure needs to be built for a changing climate, but a debate about how to finance it will prove pivotal to the type of infrastructure Canadians get.
Rolling out DBT for power subsidy may not be easy
India’s electricity distribution sector is in tatters. Its total debt is estimated to have breached the Rs 5 lakh-crore mark in FY20 and is expected to cross Rs 6 lakh crore in the current financial year.
We Love You, Alberta—Just Not Your Tar Sands
Alberta, it turns out, has spent three and a half million dollars in an effort to find out whether foreigners are unfairly targeting its oil-and-gas industry.
Climate emergency not slowed by COVID-19 pandemic and planet's 'vital signs' worsening
Scientists have confirmed that despite many industries and human activities slowing during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Earth's "vital signs" have actually worsened over the past two years.
OPINION: Why African Countries should make this end of the line for harmful fishing subsidies
What drives fisheries subsidies in the coastal oceans of Africa? "Untackling the key issues of the World Trade Organisation (WTO’s) negotiations on fishing subsidies and the free flow of information in a global context is vital."
Europe Is Planning a Border Carbon Tax. Is Canada Next?
Such tariffs on imports ensure polluting producers aren’t just pushed overseas. Ultimately, a global approach is needed.
Fossil fuel subsidies go unchecked in biggest polluting countries
A combination of a variety of fossil fuel subsidy reductions could cut 11.84% from global emissions by 2030.
Subsidies for India’s renewable sector are falling
The government’s push for renewable energy has been one of its main defence against criticism for using fossil fuels.
North America about to turn into a graveyard of mega pipeline projects
The U.S. built the equivalent of 28 Keystone XLs over the past decade, but continent expected to become an increasingly inhospitable place for new projects, says a new report.
In Search of Prosperity - Oil and Alberta's Future
What does the future look like for Canadian oil and gas? And how can decision-makers take action today to position Alberta, Newfoundland and other fossil-resource dependent economies to prosper?
Front Burner Podcast ep. 209: Have the Liberals met the climate change moment?
The Liberal government has been criticized for not acting substantially enough on the climate crisis. Former environment and current Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna defends her party’s actions on the issue.
Canada, UK and US should create ‘border carbon’ scheme
Canada should collaborate with the US and EU to design a set of ‘border carbon adjustment’ plans, a think tank has argued – warning that failing to do so could weaken both domestic industries, and Canada’s contribution to tackling climate change.
‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015
The G20 countries have provided more than $3.3tn (£2.4tn) in subsidies for fossil fuels since the Paris climate agreement was sealed in 2015, a report shows, despite many committing to tackle the crisis.
Indonesia sets eyes on becoming world's geothermal superpower
Indonesia's potential to generate energy from the earth's crust could solve its power problems and fire its ailing economy. But the country needs to do more to lure investors.
Subsidies for fossil fuels still going up, funds for renewables falling
A new report finds that support for fossil fuels has increased to over seven times the subsidies of clean energy.
Proposed U.S., EU carbon tariffs could benefit Canada
News that congressional Democrats in the U.S. are pushing for a tariff on exports from countries with high greenhouse-gas emissions could benefit Canada’s participation in a global effort to make international trade more climate-friendly.