Eric Doherty
Aerial view of a biofuel crop harvested in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii, on March 5, 2018. Photo by Forest and Kim Starr/Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 3.0 US)

January 5th 2021

On Dec. 16, the B.C. government released the CleanBC 2020 Climate Change Accountability Report, which revealed that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation, the single biggest source in B.C., have risen by 23 per cent since 2007, and six per cent in 2018 alone.

Sponsored by Socialist Project, Free Transit Toronto, and Centre for Social Justice.

[Editor: While this is mainly about Toronto the discussion is also quite relevant to other parts of Canada.]

January 3, 2021

Paris Marx
 Air Canada Plane - Photo via Roderick Eime.

Dec. 14, 2020

Neoliberal transport policies have failed Canadians, but the pandemic provides us with the perfect opportunity to rethink our priorities.

The recent news of Air Canada having received $492 million from the government’s wage subsidy at the same time as they were denying many customers refunds on their flights has caused a new wave of anger at the national carrier.

Jeff Lewis
TODD KOROL / REUTERS Suncor Energy president and CEO Mark Little speaks at the TD Securities Calgary Energy Conference in Calgary, July 9, 2019.


Alberta's bitumen can be used to produce carbon fibre for electric vehicles, Little points out.

TORONTO (Reuters) ― The shift to electric vehicles and other low-carbon technologies could disrupt crude oil demand on a similar scale to the coronavirus pandemic, Suncor Energy Inc.’s chief executive said on Monday.

David Climenhaga
Sunset over an oilfield (Photo: Arne Hückelheim, Creative Commons).

Dec. 17, 2020

Word about solid-state batteries out of Toyota City last week created a buzz in the automotive press and got some headlines on social media, but I doubt very many people out here in Wild Rose Country paid much attention. 

They probably should’ve.

Hamilton Nolan
New York City drivers rally against Uber in 2015. SPENCER PLATT/ GETTY IMAGES

Dec. 10, 2020

The city’s first worker-owned ridesharing app gets ready to take on the big boys.

Geoff Dembicki
Experts in Canada and beyond see overlapping solutions to two crises: housing affordability and climate change. This series talks to more than 20 of them. Illustration for The Tyee by Nora Kelly.

Nov. 30, 2020

First in a five-part series exploring the case for a Green New Deal for Housing.


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