The ABC’s of the 2018 Ontario Provincial Election

Most readers will quickly guess what “ABC” stands for – “Anyone But Conservative! Why are we so opposed to the Ontario Conservative Party?  In the first place,  the leader of the Conservative Party, Doug Ford, is even more ignorant about climate change than Donald Trump. In the second place, the Conservative Party Platform is a … Read more

The Phoenix has crashed and burned!

Two years ago, Michael Brown, then the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, supported a revenue neutral tax on carbon.  As of last October, the Tory  platform promised to end the Liberals’ cap-and-trade program by July 1, 2019.  In its place the party would opt in to federal carbon pricing bench marks and return … Read more

US drops out of the Paris Accord! What will the future bring?

Fast Forward to November 4th 2020.  The US Presidential Race is a close contest between Donald Trump and a Democratic challenger with sound environmental credentials. It is three years after Trump announced that the US was withdrawing from the Paris Accord.  November 4 2020 is the date when its withdrawal is effective. Those years have … Read more

Subsidies to the Fossil Fuel Industry – on the way out!

In 2010 the G-20 countries concluded that financial assistance by a state to its fossil fuel industry encouraged development of fossil fuel resources, leading to increased emissions from fossil fuels. These countries agreed that state assistance, whether in the form of a subsidy or tax incentives, should be phased out over time. EnviroEconomics Inc., a … Read more

Trump spoils the party at Merrakech!

The challenge facing COP 22 (Marrakech) was to resolve many climate change issues not settled at COP 21 by The Paris Agreement. The hope was that the US and China would again provide the leadership at Marrakech that they had shown at COP21. That hope was seriously undermined by the election of Donald Trump as … Read more

Climate Change and the Party Leaders Debate!

Who won Thursday’s debate moderated by the Editor of the Globe and Mail: Harper, Mulcair or Trudeau?  That seems to be the only important conclusion to be drawn from the spectacle of these Leaders trading jibes and insults. All three knew what they wanted to say and somehow managed to say it, whether their remarks … Read more