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

Carbon Pricing – Made in Canada

The Ontario 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 to fight … Read more

How to Invest in a Time of Climate Chaos.

About 70 people gathered in Peterborough’s Trinity United Church Hall Thursday evening to hear investment coach Tim Nash discuss socially responsible investment, in an event organized by For Our Grandchildren. The evening started with a short talk on climate-change science and local effects by Ginny Colling, trained by the Al Gore Climate Reality Project. In … Read more

The Vacuum in The State of the Union Address

Yesterday U.S.  President Donald Trump delivered the State of the Union Address to the US Houses of Congress. In general terms this Address emphasizes the successes of Federal Administration over the past year. Just as important, the Address identifies the issues to be addressed by the President and his Republican supporters over this year. President … Read more