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University of Ottawa Law Professor, Nathalie Chalifour, gave a compelling presentation on the merits – and cautions – of carbon tax at the University of Calgary on October 16, 2012 [read more]
Critical debates have been sparked following the announcement by Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver of an overhaul of environmental assessment rules. So far it appears that voters have accepted [read more]
Finance Minister Jim Flaherty will deliver the federal government's 2012 budget on Thursday. The budget is expected to deliver spending cuts in the $4B range and provide for other austerity [read more]
As the annual UN Climate Change Conference winds down in Durban, South Africa, Canada appears poised to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol. The anticipated withdrawal comes as no surprise to observers [read more]
Alberta’s Premier, Alison Redford, recently completed a tour through Washington, D.C., New York City, Toronto and Ottawa. She punctuated the tour with a speech at the Economic Club of Canada [read more]
Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced his new cabinet on Wednesday. The key appointments related to energy and environment include:
Peter Kent stays as Environment Minister
Jim Flaherty [read more]
On April 27, the Government of Ontario announced the launch of a $50 million Smart Grid Fund. The new fund will provide financial support to Ontario-based projects that are testing, demonstrating [read more]
Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent released Environment Canada's plan for monitoring water quality along the Athabasca River and its major tributaries from Fort McMurray to the boundary [read more]
Federal finance minister Jim Flaherty delivered the 2011 budget today.
All three opposition parties have already stated that they will oppose the budget, so it is unlikely that any of these measures [read more]
Amendments to the federal Renewable Fuel Regulation are one step closer to becoming law. As discussed in an earlier post the proposed amendments will implement provisions in the Regulation requiring [read more]
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it had extended indefinitely the deadline by which major emitters must report their 2010 greenhouse gas emissions.
The [read more]
It was recently announced that the federal government will implement provisions in the Renewable Fuels Regulations requiring an average 2 per cent renewable content in both diesel fuel and heating [read more]
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