Elizabeth May on Alberta: ‘fossil fuels have no economic future’

November 15 2019 12:07pm Green party MP Elizabeth May commented on the province of Alberta and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, stating that there are “toxic liabilities” in the province and that it is not exempt from climate change within the…

Review of Canadian fossil fuel subsidies appears to be behind schedule: environmental advocate

Canada’s promise to produce an inventory of its fossil fuel subsidies as part of a joint peer review with Argentina appears to be off schedule and may not deliver results until 2021, an environmental advocate says. The peer review, which…

Energy sector leaders call climate strikers naive, but recognize their right to protest

Oil and gas industry insiders say demands by organizers of Friday’s Global Climate Strike to transition swiftly away from fossil fuels to 100 per cent renewable energy are naive and unrealistic. But the leaders reached on the sidelines of the…

Young Edmontonians join global ‘climate strike’ to demand action on global warming

Friday saw massive crowds of people across the planet attend rallies demanding action on climate change and in Edmonton, a couple hundred young people marched downtown before taking part in a “die-in” to draw attention to what they fear may…

City of Vancouver votes to demand fossil fuel companies cover climate change costs

Vancouver city council has voted in favour of demanding fossil fuel companies pay their share of costs related to the impacts of climate change. The motion, which passed 7-4, points to a B.C. government report that projects the City of…

‘It is possible:’ Victoria mayor says fossil-free future not optional

Victoria’s mayor says cities need to move to a fossil-free future — at the same time as they protect jobs. Lisa Helps says her city is working hard to get there. “City by city, if people turns their minds to…

Canadian Utilities Ltd. selling fossil fuel-based power assets

Eight months after announcing a strategic review of its power plants business, Canadian Utilities Ltd. has struck a deal to sell its entire Canadian fossil fuel-based electricity generation portfolio for about $835 million. Heartland Generation Ltd., an affiliate of American…

Canadian names among oil and gas shares to be dumped by Norway’s US$1 trillion fund

STAVANGER, Norway — Norway’s US$1-trillion wealth fund, the biggest of its kind in the world, will begin dumping shares in oil and gas companies including some Canadian names, but stopped short of barring major producers like Suncor, ExxonMobil and Chevron.…