Coal

11/04/21
Author: 
Justin Mikulka
Main image: Coal power plant Credit: x1klima (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Apr 8, 2021

Global declines in coal powered electricity are being offset by China’s continued plans to build more coal-fired power generation capacity.

Despite drops in energy usage during the pandemic, coal power use only declined by four percent in 2020, according to a new report.

While coal used for power generation dropped 20 percent in both the U.S. and the European Union last year, the same is not happening in China.

25/03/21
Author: 
Damian Carrington
Overall financing dipped by nine per cent in pandemic-hit 2020, but funding for the 100 fossil fuel companies with the biggest expansion plans actually rose by 10 per cent, a new report finds. Photo by Pixabay / Pexels

 March 25th 2021

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

25/02/21
Author: 
Sharon J. Riley
According to the Alberta government, mines like this one in the southwestern corner of the province wouldn’t be classified as mountaintop-removal mines because they don't “completely” remove the top of the mountain. Photo: Callum Gunn

Feb 25, 2021

When the government said it would put an ‘outright ban on mountaintop mining,’ many Albertans rejoiced. But Alberta’s energy regulator says that only applies if the top of a mountain is ‘completely’ removed

Alberta’s new ban on “mountaintop-removal” coal mining has very limited, if any, applications in reality, The Narwhal has learned. According to a spokesperson for the Alberta government, the definition of the term is extremely narrow and does not apply unless the top of a mountain is “completely” removed.

22/01/21
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
For the first time, Canada has proposed a way to meet its climate targets, but it will take a lot more tough legislation to rein in emissions, writes Barry Saxifrage. Photo from NASA

January 18th 2021

There’s good news and bad news about Canada’s 2030 climate target.

The good news is that for the first time, Canada has proposed a way to meet a climate target. The government’s recently announced Healthy Environment and a Healthy Economy (HEHE) plan contains enough new climate policy proposals that, if implemented, will allow Canada to reach its 2030 target.

03/12/20
Author: 
Primary Author: Matt Price
Bank Building - Unsplash/Pixabay

Dec. 2, 2020

This post by campaigner and Engagement Organizing author Matt Price appeared on The Tyee last week. We’re republishing it in full with permission from both.

26/11/20
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Industrial emissions in Fort McMurray, Alta., in 2012. Photo by Kris Krug/Flickr

November 26th 2020

The world’s nations are racing to rein in the climate crisis while maintaining strong economies. Troublingly, Canada is far behind in this time-critical race to build a low-carbon economy. Our decades of foot-dragging have put both our future prosperity and our climate at risk.

01/11/20
Author: 
Aaron Saad
Canada Fossil Fuel Proliferation Treaty - Photo: Jeff Wallace

Oct. 29, 2020

It’s the highest-profile success to date of a new initiative aimed at reining in the threat of fossil fuels

On Oct. 15, not long after enduring days of skies choked with U.S. wildfire smoke, Vancouver became the first city in the world to endorse something bold: the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

It’s the highest-profile success to date of a new initiative aimed at reining in the threat of fossil fuels.

05/10/20
Author: 
Patrick DeRochie & Adam Scott
Recent analyses of CPP’s investments in oil, gas and coal raise red flags about the fund’s alignment with Canada’s climate commitments and mandate to invest in the best interests of Canadians. Photo by Shift Action for Pension Wealth and Planet Health

Last month, Mark Machin, CEO of the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), wrote that climate change is the crisis beyond COVID-19 that we can’t afford to ignore, stating that “the full effects will depend on the actions we take now and in the future.”

We strongly agree.

29/07/20
Author: 
Oil Change International
 

 

We aren’t asking you to sign a petition or donate – instead we’re sharing a few interesting new resources.

28/07/20
Author: 
Dan Healing
An oil sands extraction facility is reflected in a tailings pond near the city of Fort McMurray, Alberta on June 1, 2014. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

July 28th 2020

Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank is joining a lengthening list of European lenders and insurance companies that say they won't back new oilsands projects.

The German bank said Monday its new fossil fuels policy will also prohibit investing in projects that use hydraulic fracturing or fracking in countries with scarce water supplies, and all new oil and gas projects in the Arctic region.

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