Tag Archives: Canadian Emissions

Canada’s First Truly National Climate Plan

The ECOreport reposts another perspective on Canada’s first truly national climate plan

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

By Erin Flanagan

When Prime Minister Trudeau announced that he would host Canada’s premiers in Ottawa for their second climate meeting this year, not many thought he’d pull it off without a hitch. After all, this was the moment when the federal government’s lofty talk on climate would collide head-on with the provinces’ own views on what interventions (if any) were appropriate for Canada’s economy and environment.

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Vote For Sustainable Energy & the Climate

The ECOreport reposts a suggestion that you Vote For Sustainable Energy & the Climate on Oct 19th. You might just tip the balance.

Originally Published on BCSEA

By Thomas Hackney, BCSEA Policy Director

The Conservatives, Greens, Liberals and NDP all make platform commitments on sustainable energy and climate action. Here is a quick comparison. (Assessing credibility is up to you!)

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How Would I Tackle The Climate Crisis?

Guy Dauncey tells us exactly what he would do in response to the question, If I Was Prime Minister of Canada, How Would I Tackle The Climate Crisis?

Originally Published on the Practical Utopian

By Guy Dauncey

New Scientist magazine reported in June that five meters of future sea-level rise is already locked in, due to the steady collapse of the West Antarctic Ice-Sheet. If we don’t act rapidly, their staff reported, it will be twenty metres.

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Premier’s Energy Strategy: A Big Step Backwards

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1The World needs to keep its carbon emissions in check, in order to escape the worst ravages of Climate Change. Europe is doing it’s part and is presently close to 20% below the 1990 benchmark set by the Kyoto Accord. Canada has done very little. According to the most recent reports, our emissions are presently 19% above 1990 levels and climbing. Last week the nation’s provincial leaders reached a compromise solution. Today’s radio interview has a simple description for the Premier’s Energy Strategy: A Big step backwards.
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Canada is investing $134 million In Weather Monitoring

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMOver the last six decades, Canada’s mean temperatures have risen 1.5 degrees Celsius and glaciers in the two most Western provinces have shrunk between 11% and 25%. While there have been some benefits, extreme weather occurrences are increasing in frequency and magnitude. Most experts blame Global Warming. Though little has been done to check the nation’s rising emissions, Canada is investing $134 million in weather monitoring.

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Time to get the Record about Germany’s Emissions Straight

World GHG Emissions are 61% over 1990 levels; Germany’s are 23% below

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Maybe you remember the headlines about 2013. Merkel’s Green shift backfires as German pollution jumps“; “Germany now EU’s worst polluter as CO2 emissions rise.” It was the third year in a row CO2 levels rose. The critics howled that Energiewende was failing, but is that true? It’s time to get the record about Germany’s emissions straight

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