Canada must do its share on Carbon

Think of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions in terms of a leaky roof, with each country responsible for fixing its portion. Canada, with only 1/200th of the world’s population, has to fix only that little patch of roof. However, the average Canadian emits about 20 tonnes of GHGs per year, compared to 6.9 tonnes in …

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Carbon Price is Good for the Economy

The Ontario Conservatives, currently ahead in opinion polls, are promising to remove the price on carbon, the one tool that we know is effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They claim that it is bad for the economy. This article from Inside Climate News says otherwise showing how the economy of the nine eastern states that …

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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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Energy Efficiency Is Not Enough

One weapon in the arsenal to reduce emissions from burning fossil fuels is a drive to increased efficiency. Make everything more efficient and we will use less energy. It seems obvious, a KWH saved is some oil that we don’t have to dig out of the ground and burn. Just like mom used to say …

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