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Liberals set plan to phase out coal by 2030, with flexibility for Nova Scotia

November 21, 2016 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – The Liberal government is moving to phase out the use of coal-fired electricity in Canada by 2030 as part of its overall clean-energy strategy. The goal is to make sure 90 per cent of Canada’s electricity comes from

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Canadians may not realize ‘magnitude of challenge’ in 2050 climate strategy

November 18, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – The federal government has released its long-term climate strategy with a caution that most Canadians – while sympathetic to the cause – don’t yet understand the “magnitude of the challenge.” The document suggests the country should find a

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Ontario, Quebec and California hold “linked carbon market” meeting at COP22

November 16, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The governments of Ontario, Quebec and California held a tri-lateral meeting on Wednesday to further efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while boosting economic growth by linking cap-and-trade programs and expanding carbon markets. Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and

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Half of smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators by 2020: Gartner

November 10, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

By 2020, half of all smart city objectives will include climate change, resilience and sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs), Gartner, Inc., the Stamford, Conn.-based information technology research and advisory company reported. Cities are defining new objectives and placing them into

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IBC commends federal government’s focus on infrastructure and flood mitigation in 2016 fall economic statement

November 2, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) is applauding the Government of Canada’s focus on infrastructure investments and flood mitigation in its recently released Fall Economic Statement 2016. In the statement, released on Tuesday, the federal government proposed $21.9 billion over

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Alberta carbon plan to shrink GDP, but province expects long term growth

November 1, 2016 Dean Bennett - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – Alberta released estimates Monday showing its climate change plan will shrink the economy in the short term, but Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the figures are a work in progress. The province estimates the economic impact of the

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New Brunswick committee on climate change calls for ‘carbon pricing mechanism’

October 25, 2016 The Canadian Press

FREDERICTON – A New Brunswick legislature committee on climate change is recommending the province establish a “made-in-New Brunswick carbon pricing mechanism.” It was one of 85 recommendations made in the all-party committee’s final report released on Monday. But the committee

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Saskatchewan Premier announces province’s climate change plan

October 18, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has released the province’s Climate Change White Paper, calling for adaptation and innovation instead of taxation on carbon. “There are three approaches we can take to fighting climate change – adaptation, innovation and taxation,” Wall said

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IBC applauds federal government’s approach to carbon pricing

October 4, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has applauded the Government of Canada’s pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon pollution. “IBC congratulates the government on today’s carbon pricing announcement,” IBC president and CEO Don Forgeron said in a statement on Monday. “Severe

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National carbon price to be $10 a tonne in 2018, $50 by 2022, Trudeau says

October 3, 2016 The Canadian Press

OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has pre-empted climate change negotiations with Canada’s premiers, announcing that the federal government will impose a pan-Canadian floor price on carbon pollution. Trudeau revealed Monday his plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, starting in

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Liberal government defends LNG project approval, says impacts will be monitored

September 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

OTTAWA – The Liberal government is defending its conditional approval of a massive liquefied natural gas project in northern British Columbia by pointing to what it calls a “historic partnership” on monitoring environment impacts. But critics are accusing Prime Minister

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Federal decision is at hand for proposed LNG plant in northern B.C.

September 26, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA – Environment Minister Catherine McKenna has a final environmental assessment of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in hand, with the federal Liberal cabinet set to meet Tuesday in the national capital. A decision from the Liberal government on the