Tag: Climate Change

Suncor CEO says action needed to combat climate change

May 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Suncor CEO says action needed to combat climate change

Suncor CEO Steve Williams says best place to start is at the provincial level Calls for tougher carbon pricing are coming from what may, on the surface, seem like an unlikely source: Calgary business leaders, including the boss of Canada’s biggest oilsands player. “Climate change is happening,” Suncor Energy CEO Steve Williams said in a […]

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Canadian GHG emissions targets unlikely to win rave reviews

May 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian GHG emissions targets unlikely to win rave reviews

Canadian GHG emissions targets questioned Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s new greenhouse gas emissions targets may not win him any raves at next month’s G7 summit, but it could help him stave off a bit of criticism. Harper is expected to attend the June leaders’ summit where his German hosts will focus on climate change as […]

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Mountains warming faster, say researchers

April 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mountains warming faster, say researchers

Mountains warming faster could have impact on water supplies, alpine plants and animals By Jennifer Pascoe for The University of Alberta News An international team of scientists including a University of Alberta PhD candidate is calling for urgent and rigorous monitoring of temperature patterns in mountain regions after finding evidence that high elevations could be […]

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Most premiers attending Quebec City climate change meeting

April 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Most premiers attending Quebec City climate change meeting

Jim Prentice not attending Quebec City climate change discussion Most of Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers met to discuss climate change Tuesday, a day after Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced her province would join Quebec and California in a cap-and-trade system. The goal of the get-together was to show Canadians how their leaders were uniting […]

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Ontario, Quebec cap and trade agreement will put price on carbon

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Ontario, Quebec cap and trade agreement will put price on carbon

Two provinces sign cap and trade and climate change deal Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will sign an agreement Monday with Quebec on a cap and trade system to put a price on carbon in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Ontario government sources told The Canadian Press Wynne will announce the deal at a news […]

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Canadian carbon emissions targets announced before G7: Harper

April 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canadian carbon emissions targets announced before G7: Harper

Canadian carbon emissions targets announcement made in Panama Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Canadian carbon emission targets will be unveiled before the G7 meetings in June. Harper’s remarks Saturday came after his government missed the March 31 target date for countries to submit emissions reduction pledges ahead of December’s United Nations climate summit in Paris. […]

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Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

March 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oil, no matter the price, is never cheap

Oil, from an environmental perspective, has never been cheap. By Ray Grigg for Troy Media Hell’s Gate is a much more interesting way of thinking about oil than price. But value depends on what is meant by “price”. Since most people will think of dollar value, and this is the current subject of interest, cheap […]

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Japan climate finance money invested in India, Bangladesh coal plants

March 25, 2015 | By | Reply More
Japan climate finance money invested in India, Bangladesh coal plants

Climate finance money meant to go to poor countries to help limit carbon emissions Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. The AP reported in December that Japan […]

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US gov’t greenhouse gas emissions to be cut by 40 per cent: Obama

March 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
US gov’t greenhouse gas emissions to be cut by 40 per cent: Obama

Greenhouse gas emissions cut, increase in renewable energy resources ordered President Barack Obama ordered the federal government on Thursday to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 per cent, as the U.S. seeks to spur other nations to get serious about climate change. Obama’s executive order also directs the government to ramp up use […]

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Canada must start linking water, energy issues: scientist

March 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
Canada must start linking water, energy issues: scientist

Energy used to purify, transport water, water used to create energy Climate change is binding together energy and water issues and Canada must learn to think about them that way, says the newly appointed Canadian head of an international water institute. “It changes the whole definition of water security,” Bob Sandford, who now leads the […]

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