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A bridge to nowhere: Natural gas will not lead Canada to a sustainable energy future

September 14, 2022 The Canadian Press

By Amy Janzwood, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia and Heather Millar, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of New Brunswick – THE CONVERSATION This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent

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Federal government emissions dropping but reporting incomplete, audit concludes

May 3, 2022 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Direct greenhouse gas emissions from federal departments are down almost 41 per cent in the last 17 years, hitting a target for 2025 well ahead of schedule. But in an audit of Ottawa’s “greening government” strategy, environment commissioner

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Oil and gas sector “cannot do business as usual”: Environment Minister

April 5, 2022 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault says a new report from the United Nations’ climate agency shows the oil and gas sector “cannot do business as usual” even as the government is still considering approving a massive new offshore oil

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Oil and gas sector emissions need to be cut two-fifths by 2030, new climate plan says

March 30, 2022 Mia Rabson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told the Canadian oil industry Tuesday that it should use the massive bump in profits from the current surge in prices to fund a transition to cut their emissions. The federal government unveiled an

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Green buildings can boost productivity, well-being and health of workers

February 3, 2022 The Canadian Press

Md Sazan Rahman, PhD Candidate, Bioresource Engineering, McGill University This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Most

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California says oceans expected to rise higher than thought

April 28, 2017 The Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO – California says new climate change findings mean the ocean off the state’s coast is expected to rise higher than previously thought. The state’s Ocean Protection Council on Wednesday revised projections it provides to agencies to help them

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Larger liability claims expected to become more expensive, complex: AGCS

March 30, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

There is increasing potential for “larger liability claims to become more expensive, complex and international, demonstrating the pervasive and long-term nature of liability losses,” suggests a new global claims review released Thursday by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Industrial,

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Quebec electric vehicle law sparks concern within automotive industry

January 24, 2017 Ross Marowits - THE CANADIAN PRESS

MONTREAL – Automakers are expressing concern that it will be difficult to comply with a new law in Quebec that requires them to sell a minimum number of electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Starting with the 2018 model

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles receives notice of violation for alleged failure to disclose software that increases air pollution from vehicles

January 13, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Thursday that it has issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. and FCA US LLC (collectively FCA) for allegedly failing to disclose software that increases air pollution from vehicles.

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Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov. 4

October 6, 2016 Michael Astor - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past a key threshold on Wednesday. President Barack

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Paris climate change agreement passes key threshold

September 21, 2016 Michael Astor - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Thirty-one countries formally joined the Paris climate change pact Wednesday, bringing the total number of countries ratifying the treaty to 60 and raising hopes that it will enter into effect by the end of the year. The number is higher

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Alberta appoints task force to help province transition to lower-carbon economy

September 20, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Alberta government announced on Monday that it has appointed a task force to provide recommendations on targeting investments in climate technology to help transition to a lower-carbon economy. As part of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, the government will phase