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Alberta, Ontario premiers announce MOU on cleantech initiatives

May 27, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Premiers of Alberta and Ontario announced on Thursday a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to accelerate the development of cleantech initiatives. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne met in Edmonton on Thursday to discuss new opportunities

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Ontario to spend $100 million to introduce renewable natural gas to energy mix

May 26, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario plans to spend up to $100 million over four years to support the introduction of so-called renewable natural gas to help battle climate change. Methane released from landfills, residential green bins, manure, sewage treatment plants and waste

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Ontario Liberals won’t confirm published details of Climate Change Action Plan

May 17, 2016 Keith Leslie and Allison Jones - THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO – Ontario’s environment minister insists the province won’t eliminate natural gas for home heating as part of a soon-to-be-released plan to fight climate change. Glen Murray refused to confirm or deny a Globe and Mail report saying the province

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UN Secretary-General urges insurance industry to take leadership role in climate change response

April 14, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The global insurance industry is a key actor in forging new instruments to anticipate and manage climate risks, and must continue to work with the United Nations to manage and reduce such risks, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday.

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Insurance costs ‘will only increase’ without ‘immediate action’ on greenhouse gas reduction: Ontario Liberals

March 9, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Ontario’s ruling Liberals suggest that immediate action is needed on greenhouse gas reduction due to extreme weather caused by climate change, but opposition politicians are characterizing the proposed cap-and-trade system as a “slush fund.” Bill 172, Climate Change Mitigation and

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Premiers agree carbon pricing to be part of overall climate plan

March 4, 2016 Bruce Cheadle - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the provincial premiers managed to bridge deep divides over carbon pricing Thursday en route to Canada’s first national consensus on pursuing climate policy. But the deal hammered out in Vancouver by Trudeau and

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Ontario Liberals promise cap and trade proceeds will go to greenhouse gas emission reduction

February 26, 2016 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Insurance rates have increased due to climate change, and the money the Ontario government will raise from an emissions allowance auction will be spent on efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emission, Finance Minister Charles Sousa suggested Thursday. In its budget

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Seas are rising way faster than any time in past 2,800 years

February 23, 2016 Seth Borenstein - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – Sea levels on Earth are rising several times faster than they have in the past 2,800 years and are accelerating because of man-made global warming, according to new studies. An international team of scientists dug into two dozen

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Alberta offers rebates to municipalities, farms that set up solar power

February 5, 2016 Bob Weber - THE CANADIAN PRESS

EDMONTON – The Alberta government is adding another plank to its climate-change platform by providing more than $5.5 million to help farms and municipalities install solar panels. “This is just the beginning,” Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said Friday. “By investing

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Federal, provincial and territorial governments working towards pan-Canadian framework to address climate change

February 1, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial ministers of the environment came together for the first time ever to work towards the establishment of a pan Canadian framework to address climate change and grow the economy, the federal Ministry of Environment and

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B.C.’s public sector organizations generated 46,000 tonnes fewer GHG emissions in 2015 compared to 2010: Ministry of Environment

January 25, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

British Columbia’s 131 provincial public sector organizations generated 46,000 tonnes fewer greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in 2015 compared to the baseline year of 2010 – a reduction equivalent to the emissions produced by 9,800 cars in one year. The provincial

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Half of global executives support carbon pricing, EY survey finds

December 22, 2015 by Canadian Underwriter

Nearly half (48%) of global executives responding to a recent Ernst & Young (EY) survey said that their company is in favour of carbon pricing. Another 45% were “neutral” on the topic, while 7% opposed carbon pricing. While 72% of