Stay the Course!!

Stay the Course!!

Today’s (March 8) Globe and Mail Headline in the Business Section reads: “Ottawa to stay course on climate: minister.”  Ironically, Canada’s actual climate course is not sufficient to meet its long term commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Less than a year ago Canada signed the Paris Accord, accepting its targets for reduced emissions. For … Read more…

A New Broom

A New Broom

The Conservative Federal Government ended its modest support for renewable energy in January 2010, a decision that it justified by the need for a balanced budget.  Yet the Government maintained much larger subsidies to the fossil fuel industry – which at the time was benefitting from the high price of oil. We suspected that the … Read more…

The Difficulties of putting a price on carbon

The Difficulties of putting a price on carbon

For some time now climate change groups have been criticising high level conferences that set out to limit carbon emissions but accomplish relatively little beyond grand words and some grand gestures. A week ago our Federal Government met with the Provinces and Territories to consider a price on carbon. The parties did not agree on … Read more…

Climate change ignored

Climate change ignored

The Globe & Mail is the principal sponsor of the next leaders debate, to be held in Calgary this coming Thursday.  The Globe – a business oriented paper – decided that the debate will center on economic policy.  To quote the Globe: “(The debate) “will probe the economic platforms of the three official parties, assessing … Read more…