Aspirational !! ??

4RG first commented on the use of aspirational in our blog “Harper and Aspirational Targets”.  “Aspirational “ has now become the international buzz word for measures to reduce GHG emissions. Nations used the word to confirm that they would set ambitious targets for reducing their emissions. By setting an ambitious target, a nation could maintain … Read more…

A Quick Update on Carbon Pricing

Basic economics: when the price of something rises, demand falls and people look for alternatives that cost less. For carbon pricing in Canada, the Pan Canadian Framework calls for a minimum price of $10 per tonne of carbon dioxide in 2018, rising to $50 per tonne in 2022 with no commitment after that. In Ontario … Read more…

Showdown on Climate Change

Doug Ford, the new leader of the Ontario Provincial Conservative Party, is set to seriously undermine Canada’s effort to bring emissions from fossil fuels to a safe level. If elected Premier, Ford will repeal programs and policies enabling Ontario to assume its fair share of the necessary reduction. The Federal and Provincial Governments (except Saskatchewan) … Read more…