Edmonton city council to reconsider e-bike rebate if motion passes

Edmonton city council will likely begin the process of cancelling an e-bike rebate when it meets on Monday. That’s if they accept a motion by Coun. Scott McKeen, who is among those having second thoughts about the electronic two-wheelers. Earlier…

Edmonton mayor defends e-bike rebate criticism during tough financial times

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson addresses the criticism the city has received for offering rebates to Edmontonians buying e-bikes at a time when the city has cut services due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 closures, saying the pandemic “hasn’t…

Edmonton to join low-carbon cities network and share in $183M fund

The city is about to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Alberta Ecotrust Foundation, which will lead to a $22-million investment in green technology. It’s one segment of the $183-million Climate Innovation Fund that was announced in the federal…

As Canadian oil firms blacklisted, Trudeau warns climate action is key to investments

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the decision by the Norwegian central bank’s massive wealth fund to blacklist four Canadian energy firms over their emissions shows investors are turning their attention to climate change action as a key metric for gauging…

Alberta government reaches preliminary methane reduction deal with feds

After years of negotiations, the province announced Tuesday that it had reached a preliminary agreement with the federal government that it calls a “major step toward providing Alberta’s oil and gas industry a single set of strong rules to reduce…

4 Canadian energy firms blacklisted by world’s largest wealth fund over high emissions

The Norwegian central bank on Wednesday excluded four Canadian oil and gas companies from its $1-trillion wealth fund, the world’s largest, for producing too much greenhouse gas emissions, its first use of carbon emissions as a criterion to blacklist firms.…