Ottawa backtracks on coal emissions

Last January 6 the Harper Government unveiled a new approach towards the regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) from coal-fired plants.  The Government moved away from its previous “tough “policy in response to negative comments from the power generation industry characterizing that policy as an idealistic solution.  The industry claimed that at a practical level the … Read more…

“Happy New Year”

These salutations filled the air as we sought to accord our best wishes to relatives, friends and neighbours as the holiday season ended and we all found ourselves facing the new calendar entitled 2012. These wishes are usually heartfelt and reveal our uniqueness as a species on Planet Earth. As far as we know we are … Read more…

Restricting CO2 emissions: the story of three different industries.

Certain industry associations have proposed that their members adopt technical improvements and new business practices that will restrict carbon emissions.  These associations recognize that if their members don’t take effective steps to limit carbon emissions they may be subject to a carbon tax or a compulsory scheme restricting the amount of CO2 that they can emit in … Read more…

A South American perspective on Durban

Dear Friends, Pablo Solon, international analyst and social activist. United  Nations Ambassador and Chief Climate Change Negotiator from the Plurinational State of Bolivia, has written an important assessment of the Durban governmental Climate Change Conference.  Bolivia was one of the two states that did not agreed to the closing statement for the Cancun Conference. The Durban … Read more…