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This week, the International Monetary Fund put out a big report claiming the world spends $5.3 trillion a year subsidizing energy, mainly fossil fuels.That's an eye-popping number. And it led to plenty of outraged headlines: Look at all ...
In Stephen Harper’s government, the Prime Minister makes almost all the important announcements, the ones the Conservatives want the electorate to remember.There are a few exceptions to this practice, as when the Finance Minister delivers ...
Should Britain vote to leave the European Union it would be relegated to the sidelines over important carbon
market reforms vital to safeguarding EU environmental targets over the next decade and beyond.
The Conservative Party's victory ...
The case against building Australia’s largest coal mine has focused on the threats of runaway climate
change and ruin of the Great Barrier Reef. But finances may yet prove the key.
Leading economists and City analysts are baffled by ...
Safely reaching the UN's climate
target requires governments to have a long-term vision that includes carbon
pricing, the World Bank said Monday.
dioxide (CO2), the principal greenhouse gas, "is an efficient way to ...
MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: New data shows brown coal use in electricity production has surged to its highest level in three years.
High emission brown coal now constitutes up to a quarter of the coal used to generate electricity in Australia's ...
Earlier this month, Ontario announced it will join the carbon
cap-and trade-program that Quebec and California currently participate in. That makes Ontario the fourth Canadian province to put a price
. Alberta tax
es its largest carbon
The first time Catrina Rorke worked on a carbon tax
, it got her boss fired.
Now, she has another shot. The millennial 30-year-old, with bold-rimmed glasses and a composite political identity, is the first director of energy policy for ...
Start spreading the news: The world is now deploying more renewable energy in the production of electricity—more wind and solar power, in particular—than it is fossil fuels. And it has been since 2013, according to the analysts at Bloomberg New ...
A large majority of Americans support tax
emissions, according to polling results released yesterday, and favorability rises to two-thirds if the tax
is used to send money back to households.
The survey by Stanford University ...
It started as just another farm chore for Elvira Flores, a teenage shepherd in the northern Andean highlands.
On Sept. 8, 2013, Flores drove her flock across a dirt road that crosses her family`s rocky green fields and down to a ...
Jim Yong Kim said awareness of the impact of extreme weather events that have been linked to rising temperatures was more marked in developing nations than in rich western countries, and backed for the adoption of a five-point plan to deliver ...
Ontario will adopt a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, signing a deal with Quebec, but Premier Kathleen Wynne offered scant details Monday on pricing and the effects on hydro bills and gas price
The announcement ...
Thousands of hectares of agricultural land in British Columbia are being planted with trees so that companies can gain credits for carbon
sequestration, says NDP agricultural critic Lana Popham.
During a tour of the province, the MLA has ...
She and Environment Minister Glen Murray used the backdrop of Ecobee, a company that has created smart thermostats for households, to announce the government's plan.
In the absence of federal direction on the climate
-change file, Ontario ...
This week could mark a turning point in Canada's struggle to shed its international image as a climate
-change laggard, but could also lay bare the fault lines running through the country's attempts to deal with what many would argue is the ...
It is a given among environmentalists and planning professionals that higher density reduces carbon
emissions from transportation. Denser communities allow for more walking, biking, and transit use. And even when you drive, a shorter trip burns ...
If you're at the Seattle Mariners season opener Monday you might run into some folks with clipboards, gathering signatures for a newly-announced initiative for 2016 that would tax carbon
emissions.The circulation of petitions to put ...
In his office, Gov. Jay Inslee keeps a framed image of a stand of magenta paintbrush, an alpine meadow flower and a signature species in Washington, that he photographed while hiking with his wife in Olympic National Park. The magenta paintbrush ...
There was a somewhat surprising announcement this week from a country with one of the world’s worst climate
reputations: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major ...
There was a somewhat surprising announcement this week from a country with one of the world`s worst climate
reputations: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott`s office declared that his government is committed to signing on to the next major ...
Look at most climate
change projection graphs and you will see a smoothly rising red line of increasing temperature, melting ice and other impacts. But climate
does not work that way. Studies of the paleoclimate record indicate that when heat ...
Australia's greenhouse emissions from the electricity sector jumped in the September quarter, reversing the industry's declines during the two carbon tax
years preceding it, the latest government data shows.
According to the National ...
News that a Texas city is to be powered by 100% renewable energy sparked surprise in an oil-obsessed, Republican-dominated state where fossil fuels are king and climate
change activists were described as “the equivalent of the flat-earthers” by ...
The Abbott government has been accused of politicising the release of official greenhouse gas projections that confirm Australia’s international climate
change pledge for 2020 is becoming easier to reach, but which will also increase pressure for ...