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Only a far-reaching climate plan will transform the Canadian economy
As hope for the end of the COVID-19 pandemic grows, the Liberal government will increasingly turn its attention to recovery, and its promise to make climate change a central focus.
Canada needs to deliver to stem climate change
With Canada warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world—and three times the global rate across Northern Canada—climate impacts will intensify and multiply.
Tories pursue corporate tax credits for carbon capture, well cleanup
Two Conservative MPs are sponsoring bills that would put in place new tax credits for corporations closing oil or gas wells or capturing carbon pollution.
Electricity overcharging: Cross-subsidies cost businesses Rs 75k crore in FY19
Since the National Tariff Policy 2016 prescribed the tolerable extents of cross-subsidy among various segments of electricity consumers, the market-distorting system hasn’t seen a smidgen of correction.
Pandemic slows, but can't stop Experimental Lakes Area
Skeleton crews ensure more than half-century chain of data continues through pandemic at the ELA, but major projects on microplastics and oil spills delayed.
Lake research held off
Operational challenges associated with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic delayed some planned summer work at a fresh-water research station near Kenora.
Electricity subsidies increased 32% since FY 2016: Report
New Delhi: Direct tariff electricity subsidies from the state governments have increased 32 per cent since FY 2016, amounting to Rs 1,10,391 crore ($14.96 billion) in FY 2019.
Soaring power subsidies reflect discom weakness
The precarious state of India’s power distribution companies can be seen in the sharp rise in state government subsidies to such companies over the past few years, even as sales and profitability have dipped.
Why Canada does not have a carbon tax
You might feel differently when you fill up your gas tank or pay your heating bill. But the official position of the Government of Canada is that there is not a federal carbon tax.
ELA to carry on winter research despite COVID-19
The Experimental Lakes Area (ELA), located east of Kenora, Ont., is preparing for its winter season, this, despite the impact COVID-19 has had on their research.
The Pandemic helps focus on Global Sustainability Goals
Scientist Richard Florizone sees “growing calls across the world for a green recovery” from the pandemic. Economic stimulus will have to be sustainable, he says.
Post-pandemic stimulus aid brings climate risks
Enormous stimulus packages to boost post-pandemic growth could worsen global warming with huge investments in fossil fuel activities, a group of researchers has warned.
Report shows Winnipeg’s weak points magnified through COVID pandemic
A community indicator report released last week showed that while many of Winnipeg’s sectors seem to be improving, inequalities that were present before the pandemic began in March have since worsened.
Why The World Can’t Quit Fossil Fuels
Have the recent pronouncements of the death of oil and reigning renewables been more rhetoric than reality? Yes and no.
Canadian banks financing fossil fuel industry at larger rate than other nations: studies
International analyses suggest Canadian financiers are oiling the wheels of the fossil fuel industry at a far greater rate than their peers.
Fossil fuel production far exceeds climate targets, U.N. says
The world plans to produce more than double the amount of coal, oil and gas in 2030 than would be consistent with curbing global warming, the United Nations and research groups said on Wednesday.
World is ‘doubling down’ on fossil fuels despite climate crisis – UN report
The world’s governments are “doubling down” on fossil fuels despite the urgent need for cuts in carbon emissions to tackle the climate crisis, a report by the UN and partners has found.
UN Scientists Draft a ‘Build Back Better’ Climate Plan for the Planet
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The world is on track to blow past the climate goals outlined in the Paris Agreement.
Fossil fuel production must drop 6% a year to meet climate goals: UN report
Fossil fuel production around the world must start winding down now, dropping by six per cent per year for the next decade to avoid the more extreme consequences of the climate emergency.
We're at a turning point on climate change. But most countries are still choosing fossil fuels over clean energy, report says
Governments of the world are at a "critical juncture" for shaping the climate's future but are on course to produce too many fossil fuels in the decade ahead, a new report has found.