Pete Evans
Volkswagen's new battery plant in St. Thomas, Ont., could soon be making up to 1 million batteries a year, which will be used across the company's supply chain, including at this VW plant in Dresden, Germany where a worker is attaching an EV battery to an electric vehicle. (Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg)

Apr. 22, 2023

Government support for Volkswagen's massive new plant in Ontario is unprecedented

German automaker Volkswagen was in the city of St. Thomas, Ont., this week, announcing details of their plan to build their first electric battery plant in North America, in a move that backers say will super charge Southern Ontario into becoming a key cog in electric vehicle supply chains.

Geoff Meggs
The Sen̓áḵw development in Vancover ‘ticks every box of contemporary housing strategy,’ says Geoff Meggs. Image from Sen̓áḵw.

Apr. 21, 2023

An Indigenous Vancouver project shows a way forward.

Ian Urquhart
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Canada is ‘an encouraging picture of progress’ even though oilsands emissions are record-breaking. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick via The Canadian Press.

Apr. 19, 2023

Climate Minister Steven Guilbeault’s ‘good news’ emissions update revealed a massive failure.

Michael Polanyi
"Big Lonely Doug," a Coast Douglas fir, stands on its own in a cut block in the Gordon River Valley 18 km north of Port Renfrew on Vancouver Island, Canada, Sept. 4, 2021. PHOTO BY COLE BURSTON /AFP via Getty Images

Apr. 10, 2023

Will Canada address the logging gap in its greenhouse gas update?

GHG emissions associated with logging and wood use were approximately 75 megatonnes in 2020, matching emissions from all of Canada’s oil sands operations and making logging one of the highest emitting sectors of Canada’s economy.

This week, the Government of Canada will release its annual greenhouse gas emissions data update.

Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Illustration by Ata Ojani

Apr. 6, 2023

Is ‘renewable’ natural gas a climate solution — or masterful greenwashing?

Each time Tim Crossin turns on his gas fireplace to heat the modest home he shares with his partner, the avowed environmentalist "assuages" his climate guilt with a reminder that he is paying a premium for so-called "renewable" natural gas.

Primary Author: Gaye Taylor
Nevada lithium mine - Doc Searls/flickr

Apr. 11, 2023

Demand for crucial energy transition materials is expected to increase four to six times from current levels by 2050, making it urgent to solve the social and environmental problems of mining, say advocates for a clean and just energy transition.


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