Canada

02/03/24
Author: 
Geoff Dembicki
LNG as a climate solution is 'way outdated,' says one South Korean advocate. Credit: Ken Hodge/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0 DEED)

Feb. 15, 2024

Western provinces are selling fracked gas as a global climate solution. But experts across the Pacific say that’s ‘outdated’ and inaccurate.

Oil and gas companies have for years marketed fracked gas from B.C. as a global climate solution, with some industry boosters even going so far as to call Canada’s supply of the fossil fuel the “cleanest in the world.”

01/03/24
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The Early Edition - CBC
wild salmon

Mar. 1, 2024

Bob Chamberlin of the First Nation Wild Salmon Alliance says bureaucrats with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans are undermining the transition away from open-net pen fish farms.

Listen here: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-91-the-early-edition/clip/16046319-wild-salmon-advocates-calling-emergency-meeting-trudeau

29/02/24
Author: 
Cloe Logan
Inside public transit - Photo by Lisanto 李奕良 via Unsplash

Feb. 27, 2024

Taking the bus in Halifax for Douglas Wetmore often means long wait times, crowded routes and unreliable service.

29/02/24
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
After championing LNG, federal Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson is now suggesting that investing in B.C.'s fossil gas export projects is risky as the transition to clean energy picks up speed. B.C. government Flickr

Feb. 29, 2024

The same week one of B.C.’s proposed LNG projects was delayed, Canada’s energy minister mused about the risk of fossil fuel investments as the clean energy transition picks up speed.

The final investment decision for the Cedar LNG project, backed by the Pembina Pipeline Corp. and the Haisla First Nation, will be postponed until mid-2024, it was announced last week.

20/02/24
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Alberta's Environment and Protected Areas Minister Rebecca Schulz at a news conference on Nov. 28, 2023. Photo by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta

Feb. 16, 2024

The federal government’s ideas to make major electricity regulations more flexible and responsive to provincial and industry concerns did not win over Alberta.

“This report makes no meaningful corrections to the most destructive piece of Canadian electricity regulation in decades,” said Environment Minister Rebecca Schulz in an emailed statement to Canada’s National Observer.

20/02/24
Author: 
Primary Author: Compiled by Mitchell Beer
Jon Sullivan/flickr  The federal government is getting mixed reviews for proposing major regulatory changes that offer up more flexibility for power producers to burn natural gas and embrace carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, but contain no specifics on how the revisions would affect greenhouse gas emissions.  The 11-page update [pdf] on Ottawa’s proposed Clean Electricity Regulations (CER), released on a Friday afternoon before a long weekend, was billed as a “what we heard” report from the first

Feb. 20, 2024

The federal government is getting mixed reviews for proposing major regulatory changes that offer up more flexibility for power producers to burn natural gas and embrace carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, but contain no specifics on how the revisions would affect greenhouse gas emissions.

18/02/24
Author: 
Mitchell Beer
road bridge - abdallahh/wikimedia commons

A better headline for this might be "EVs, Highways, and Pre-Election Squabbling" - Gene McGuckin

Feb. 18, 2024

Canada's environment minister stepped into an essential conversation on traffic, congestion, climate pollution, and highway funding. He got political theatre and sacrificial sound bites in return.

It’s going to be that much harder to get climate solutions done when no good deed goes unpunished.

16/02/24
Author: 
Seth Klein
NDP MP Charlie Angus and members of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment at a Feb. 6 press conference on Angus's new private member's bill that would crack down on fossil fuel advertising. Photo by: Natasha Bulowski

Feb. 13, 2024

It seems NDP MP Charlie Angus has hit a nerve.

Last week, heeding the call of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), Angus tabled a private member’s bill in the House of Commons to prohibit fossil fuel advertising. As doctors and other health professionals across the country have been saying, “Fossil fuel ads make us sick.”

16/02/24
Author: 
Zoë Yunker
Trans Mountain’s expansion project is stuck at a section of hard rock containing pressurized aquifers running alongside the Fraser River. Photo via Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC.

Feb. 15, 2024

Or can it? Canada’s energy regulator has reversed its decision to quash a last-minute pipeline variance.

13/02/24
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
LNG Terminal - Robin Lucas/Geograph

Feb. 12, 2024

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) carries up to 2.7 times the global warming impact of burning coal, according to a draft science paper released on the heels of U.S. President Joe Biden’s landmark decision to apply a climate test to a massive, new LNG export terminal in Louisiana.

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