Canada Carbon

What the TransCanada Pipeline Will Really Cost Us

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Carl Duivenvoorden

Because Alberta oil is landlocked and therefore traditionally sold below world prices, it's been suggested that bringing it east will lower energy prices for us. It's probably more realistic to expect that Alberta crude will get more expensive as soon as a pipeline links it to us, and the world market.

Canada Massively Fails to Meet Copenhagen Targets, Calls it "Progress"

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
DeSmog Canada

Canada's carbon emissions in 2020 will be 20% per cent higher than Harper government's promised reductions under the 2009 Copenhagen Accord. More impo...

The Climate Change Dilemma for Investors

Sangita Iyer | Posted 10.04.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

In this sequel to my previous article, I shed light on some of the recent divestment decisions by European banks, sending a stern message to the fossi...

Can Canada Reduce Greenhouse Gas by 80%?

Mitchell Beer | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Business
Mitchell Beer

A new survey of some of the world's leading low-carbon energy research shows that Canada can realistically set course for an 80 per cent reduction in its energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. But 80 per cent will be a particular challenge for Canada.

Canada Not Doing Enough On Pollution, Report Finds

CP | Heather Scoffield, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The environmental advisory body that Ottawa is killing off has issued a final tally of how well federal and provincial governments are meetin...

Feds Low-Balling Carbon Emissions From Hydro By Factor Of 20?

CP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Canada Politics

A study by an environmental group suggests the federal government may be underestimating greenhouse gas emissions from hydro developments by a factor ...

Lunch With... Leading International Climate Scientist Dr. Ian Burton

Mary Warner | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada
Mary Warner

Dr. Burton believes that although there are climate skeptics now, they will come around and the necessary change to reduce greenhouse emissions will happen -- likely in something like 50 years. The problem with this scenario is that many irreversible impacts of climate change will have already occurred.

A 56-Million-Year-Old Lesson in Climate Change

David Suzuki | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada
David Suzuki

The main difference between now and then is that now we are fuelling the current change, whereas 56 million years ago, it was a natural phenomenon -- although scientists are still not entirely sure what caused it.

Governments Need to Come Clean on Tar Sands Oil

Gillian McEachern | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
Gillian McEachern

The oil industry is used to getting its way without much fuss, but now thousands of citizens, unions, legislators and celebrities have come together to fight for the energy future they want. It has been inspiring, but it also raises an important question: shouldn't every decision about a new energy project face this type of scrutiny?

Tone Deaf on the Oil Sands

Matt Price | Posted 10.19.2011 | Canada
Matt Price

This campaign pushing dirty fuels wavers between messages. Underneath all those messages, though, is a total refusal to take any responsibility for the fact that burning fossil fuels is actively undermining our life support systems.