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Canada Delaying Urgently Needed Methane Regulations

The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED about Canada delaying urgently needed methane regulations

Originally Published on the Wilderness Committee

Today’s announcement by the federal government delaying urgently needed methane regulations has no justification and is dangerous to our climate, charges the Wilderness Committee.
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Five things About Canada’s Carbon Pricing Plan

The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED, Five Things About Canada’s Carbon Pricing Plan

Originally Published on Clean Energy Canada

By Clare Demerse

On Thursday, the federal government published its <a< span=””>< span=””> href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2017/05/the_government_ofcanadareleasestechnicalpaperonpricingcarbonpoll.html”>plans to get a price on carbon in all parts of Canada. The proposal represents a big step forward on a key climate commitment, and the approach Ottawa has chosen is a promising one.

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Why Didn’t Any Canadian Clean-Tech Companies Make The Top 100?

The ECOreport looks at this year’s Start-up Energy Transition Awards, Why Didn’t Any Canadian Clean-Tech Companies Make The Top 100?

We are ready to assume more of a Global role.

By Roy L Hales

More than 500 start-ups, from 66 countries, made submissions. Though the Start-up Energy Transition Tech Festival is a German Energy Agency (Dena) initiative, even a casual perusal of literature reveals its’ international  character. The General Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and Director General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) were among the presenters. The list of speakers included representatives from the Rocky Mountain Institute and Hyperloop Technologies. So why didn’t any Canadian clean-tech companies make the top 100?

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Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord

The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about America’s shifting environmental policies, Tillerson Breathes New Life Into Paris Climate Change Accord 

Originally Posted on Clean Technica

By Tina Casey

Will he or won’t he? In a sequence events worthy of standard television reality fare, President Trump has been building suspense over a final decision on the Paris climate change accord. During his presidential campaign Trump promised to “cancel” US participation in the historic agreement and the clock is still ticking.

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Trudeau & Trump Are Miles Apart When It Comes To Climate Action

The ECOreport reposts an OP-Ed, Trudeau & Trump Are Miles Apart When It Comes To Climate Action

Huffington POst via Clean Energy Canada

By Merran Smith & Clare Demerse

Climate action isn’t just about what we need less of; it’s also about what we need more of. And on that score, Trudeau & Trump are miles apart.

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Danish Pension Fund Divests From Canadian Oil Producers

The ECOreport reposts a story about potential stranded assets,  Danish Pension Fund Divests From Canadian Oil Producers 

Originally Published on Clean Technica

By Joshua Hill

The fourth largest pension fund in Denmark has apparently divested itself of investments in five Canadian oil producers, and is assessing another 44 oil and gas companies, amidst concerns that fossil fuel companies are at risk of becoming stranded assets and facing long-term heavy financial losses.

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Will Canada’s Two New Marine Protected Areas Be Enough?

The ECOreport about protecting almost 3 million square kilometres of ocean, Will Canada’s two new marine protected areas be enough?

From the David Suzuki Foundation

By David Suzuki

The federal government recently created two marine protected areas in the Pacific region and has committed to increase ocean protection from one per cent to 10 by 2020. But will this be enough?

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Justin Trudeau, The Quintessential Canadian Politician

The ECOreport publishes an Op-Ed in defence of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the quintessential Canadian politician

Editor’s Note: This is one viewer’s response to my article “The Real Justin Trudeau

By Richard Barry Adasoy

I cannot say that I personally agree with all of what I perceive to be Trudeau’s aims, but with that caveat I can with confidence state that he is the quintessential Canadian politician, even to his tendency of favouring appeasement regardless of his own expressed values.

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The Real Justin Trudeau

The ECOreport publishes a response to the National Post’s critique of the real Justin Trudeau

By Roy L Hales

The NATIONAL POST published a very cynical portrait of Canada’s Liberal government. Andrew Coyne wrote, “Every time you think you have plumbed the depths, every time you believe you have pierced the many veils of their duplicity, you are delighted to discover still another con wrapped inside the last — usually delivered by some smiling minister tweeting variations on ‘Better is Always Possible’ and ‘Diversity is Our Strength.’” Unlike the previous administration, which “never bothered to pretend they were anything other than grimly determined power-seekers,” the Trudeau people are using their perceived idealism as “a newer, slicker, con.”  Coyne may be right, but I suspect this is not the real Justin Trudeau.

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Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future

The ECOreport publishes an Op-ED about plans to expand North America’s fossil fuel production, Approving The Keystone XL Pipeline Is About Our Future 

By Roy L Hales

Alberta’s oil industry won a symbolic victory. President Trump calls his approval of the Keystone XL pipeline “a great day for jobs and energy independence” in the United States. Canada’s National Energy Board (NEB) admits the industry is not using its’ current pipeline capacity1 and adding more pipelines is “not consistent with the Paris Accord’s commitment to keep (Global) warming to two degrees Celsius, or its aspirational goal of limiting it to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”2 Approving the Keystone XL Pipeline is about our future on a planet where the scale and pace of extreme weather events is increasing.

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  1. Canadian crude oil export pipelines are utilized at 85 to 90 per cent of their capacity … based on respective historical utilization rates.” – Canada’s Energy Future 2016, National Energy Board, p 92
  2.  Ibid, p 115