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 …

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Betting on Michael Chong

4RG has written comments generally critical of the fossil fuel policies of the Federal Conservative Party. Lately we noted there are members of that party who recognize the need for action. In our March 2016 blog we gave credit to Michael Chong, Federal MP for the Ontario riding of Wellington- Halton Hills, for advocating the …

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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 …

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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 …

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A desperate move that makes sense!

Trans Canada Pipelines (TCPL) recognizes that President Obama will not approve a permit for the cross border construction of the Keystone pipeline.  The only chance of approval is the election of a Republican President in 2016. To keep the possibility of approval of Keystone alive, TCPL has made a formal request to President Obama to …

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