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Paris Climate Deal Makes History: Environment Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Politics

Hard work at home comes next, Catherine McKenna wrote on Twitter.

Transitioning Away From Coal Might Cost Alberta, Warns TransAlta

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Alberta

The electricity utility warns of "real risk to consumers."

Hundreds Of Albertans Weigh In On Climate Change Policy

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.14.2015 | Canada Alberta

The panel received close to 500 submissions.

Oilsands Even Have A Bad Rep In Their Own Back Yard: Poll

CP | Bob Weber/The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Alberta

The oilsands might have some image-polishing to do.

The Majority of Albertans Want to See the Province Take Climate Action

Carol Linnitt | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Carol Linnitt

Alberta is by far the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Canada and the oilsands are the country's fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Growing emissions from the industrial sector are the reason Canada will not meet its emissions reduction target under the Copenhagen Accord, according to Environment Canada.

Half Of Albertans Support A Carbon Tax

CP | Bob Weber/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

Respondents were split on whether or not the province is headed in the right direction.

70 Per Cent Carbon Tax Increase Will Reduce Emissions: Report

CP | Bob Weber/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Alberta

The best answer is to beef up Alberta's current system, the report suggests.

What Is the Environmental Impact of Celebrities Visiting the Oilsands?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.25.2016 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

By now, it's an almost entirely predictable routine: a celebrity takes a tour of the Alberta oilsands for a day or two and quickly harnesses apocalyptic rhetoric in press conferences to detail the experience. Chagrined industry spokespeople lash out. News coverage dissipates after a few days. Rinse and repeat.

Premiers Urged To Rethink Pipelines

CBC | Margo McDiarmid, CBC News | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Politics

The Pembina Institute is warning premiers and territorial leaders they need to think about the effects of pipelines on Canada's carbon emissions befor...

B.C. Has World's Best Clean Fuel Rules. Guess Who's Trying to Weaken Them?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

One of British Columbia's most effective climate regulations is at risk.

Sustainability Issues And The Social Costs Of The Oilsands

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

It was less than six months ago that a handful of energy companies resorted to selling off portions of their stake in the oil patch after failing to garner the kind of investor support they needed to fund major projects.

Oilsands Expansion Not So Great For The Rest Of Canada: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

MONTREAL - The federal and provincial governments need to do more to offset risks and regional disparities stemming from rapid expansion of the oilsan...

Climate Change Believes In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada

Still don't believe in climate change? Well, apparently it believes in Canada -- so much so that the country is among a handful expected to feel t...

Neil Young's Utopian Vision of Mother Earth

Mark Milke | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada Alberta
Mark Milke

In the 20th century, much of the divide in politics and policy was over how best to create jobs, incomes and keep people from starving--how to create opportunity as part of the good life. Those on the "left" argued for state intervention and often outright state ownership; those on the "right" pointed to open markets and other elements of capitalism as the superior route to avoiding poorer populations.

The Next Big Thing in Green Power: Community Ownership

Ron Seftel | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada
Ron Seftel

Any socially transformative movement gets to a point where it needs to be fully embraced by the people it impacts. The green power movement within Canada is at just such a point. The past decade has seen an increase in the number of options available to Canadians to support renewable energy -- often associated with a premium cost to the consumer.

Where Does Joe Oliver Get His Climate Science From?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Impact
DeSmog Canada

Imagine if you discovered that a doctor was doing open-heart surgery based on a technique they saw on the TV show. Sound far-fetched? Unfortunately, it's this kind of unscientific technique that the Harper government appears to be relying on to diagnose the health of our planet, and how they should react to it.

Research Group Gives Oilsands 2 Out Of 7

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - An environmental policy research group says Alberta's oilsands industry has made only limited progress on reducing the impacts of its develo...

Wind Power Opponents May Be Blowing Hot Air

David Suzuki | Posted 06.17.2013 | Canada
David Suzuki

Opposition to windmills often centres on health effects, but what is it about wind power that causes people to feel ill? According to recent research, it may not be the infrasound from wind-energy installations but, oddly enough, the warnings from opponents.

'There's No Accountability'

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.06.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Environmentalists are trying to force the Alberta government to show it's followed through on previous recommendations to reduce the impact...

Dutch Disease? Try 'Oilsands Fever'

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - On the eve of NDP Leader Tom Mulcair's visit to Alberta's oilsands, a new report backs his claim that Canada's economy suffers from a form of...

Controversial Coal-Fired Power Plant Gets OK

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2011 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - A controversial coal-fired power plant in Alberta has received final approval without a requirement to lower its greenhouse gas emissions.O...

Oil Sands, Environment And The Future Of Canada's Energy

CP | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- KANANASKIS, Alta. - Ministers emerged from a summit on Tuesday with a rough outline of what a pan-Canadian approach to energy wi...