Carbon Pricing – Made in Canada

Here in Ontario our government has cancelled the previous government’s carbon pricing program, cap and trade. As a result Ontario will become subject to the backstop measures of the Pan Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. That plan includes a price on carbon pollution with rebates to individuals. But, our provincial government intends … Read more

A Post Script to “The biggest Merchant of Doubt”

As reported in our March 18th blog (The Biggest Merchant of Doubt), Exxon Mobil asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for permission to bar a shareholder resolution sponsored by two large pension funds.  The resolution would have required Exxon to set emissions targets aligned with “greenhouse gas reduction goals established by the Paris … Read more

Your Health & Climate Change: Up Close & Personal

More than 80 residents attended “Your Health & Climate Change: Up Close & Personal” at Peterborough Public Health last Thursday evening to hear from national and local experts about the effect of climate change on their health, and how community action can address it. “We’re already living in a time of climate disruption, where global … Read more

Climate Action Incentive in Ontario

If you’ve started to file your income tax in Ontario you’ve probably already come across this treat – the calculation of your Climate Action Incentive which will result in money back from the Canadian Government either in reduced tax payment or an increased refund. As you can see in the extract from Step 1 of … Read more

The biggest “Merchant of Doubt”

In 1977  ExxonMobil, the world’s largest publicly-traded fossil fuel company (Exxon) asked its in-house scientists to study the impacts of the fossil fuel industry on climate change.  They reported that greenhouse gas emissions from the production and consumption of fossil fuels had been and would continue to be the principal contributor to climate change. Eleven years … Read more