Ottawa approves Alberta’s carbon tax on big industrial emitters

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 6, 2019 10:57 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ OTTAWA — The federal government is giving the Alberta government a passing grade for its…

Decision on raising carbon price won’t be made for at least 2 years: environment minister

The federal Liberals will not make a decision about hiking the carbon price beyond $50 a tonne for at least another two years, Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says. Wilkinson said his first priority in the new Parliament will be figuring…

Kenney government gives funding boost to Edmonton cement facility exploring carbon capture and storage feasibility

Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon was on-hand at an announcement on Thursday where his UCP government said it will make $1.4 million in funding available to a cement company so it can study the feasibility of using carbon capture…

68% of Edmontonians believe transition to green energy will lead to job opportunities: survey

The City of Edmonton released the results from its third annual Climate and Energy Perceptions Survey on Thursday and the poll suggests 75 per cent of the more than 1,000 citizens who took part believe “there is a need to…

Federal Liberals won’t explain $500M figure for Trans Mountain revenues

The federal government says the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will bring another $500 million a year in corporate tax revenue to be spent on fighting climate change, but the Liberals won’t say where they got that number. The figure was…

New map shows which parts of Canada lag on believing in climate change

While most Canadians accept climate science, those in Alberta — and to some extent Saskatchewan — are less likely to believe that the planet is warming due to human activity. That’s according to public opinion research published by a group…

Global fossil fuel production will soon thwart Paris Agreement climate targets, report warns

The world’s top fossil fuel-producing countries are significantly expanding production of oil, natural gas and coal, undermining efforts to reach their climate targets, according to an analysis conducted by several think tanks and the United Nations Environment Programme. For the…

Letting ski resort sell mountain water from park is risky: environmentalists

Alberta’s decision to allow a ski hill in a provincial park to sell water it’s not using and have it trucked away sets a bad precedent that could restrict the province’s ability to react to climate change, environmentalists say. “If…