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

Cutting GHG emissions = less government revenue

Cutting GHG emissions = less government revenue Brad Wall, the Premier of Saskatchewan, explaining why Western provincial governments were so committed to the exploitation of the tar sands, commented: the tar sands provided the tax dollars and resource royalties that these Provincial governments need to finance health care and other social benefits. The price for … Read more

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