Climate Change

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
LNG Terminal - Robin Lucas/Geograph

Feb. 12, 2024

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) carries up to 2.7 times the global warming impact of burning coal, according to a draft science paper released on the heels of U.S. President Joe Biden’s landmark decision to apply a climate test to a massive, new LNG export terminal in Louisiana.

Mia Rabson
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson rises during question period, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 in Ottawa. File photo by The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld

Feb. 6, 2024

Demand for federal cash to help defray the cost of home energy renovations spiked in recent months, forcing the government to close applications for the program almost a year earlier than expected.

With more than half a million applications for the Canada Greener Homes Grant already in, the program is nearing its $2.6-billion budget.

An Interview with Brett Christophers
One of the main reasons that capitalism hasn’t been greening at the pace we need is precisely because it’s not an attractive proposition in profitability terms.,(Wikimedia Commons)

Feb. 5, 2024

Declining renewable energy prices have not led to a long-predicted renewables boom, because green energy still isn’t sufficiently profitable for private investors. Public investment and ownership is essential to driving a rapid green transition.

Interview by Cal Turner and Sara Van Horn

Andrew Nikiforuk
‘Canada faces daunting challenges in meeting its net-zero commitments,’ writes David Hughes. ‘These are not insurmountable but must be clearly understood and faced head-on.’ Photo by Adrian Wyld, the Canadian Press.

Feb. 8, 2024

A leading energy analyst crunches and questions the numbers that national goals are built upon.

Canada’s road to net zero by 2050 will be bumpy, winding and “daunting.”

Robert Hunziker

Feb. 9, 2024

What if Arctic sea ice melts?

All of it… during the summer!

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), over the past three decades the oldest, thickest ice (13-20 feet thick) has declined by a stunning 95 percent and 70 percent of Arctic sea ice is now thin “seasonal ice” that quickly melts in the Arctic summer.

Primary Author: Compiled by Mitchell Beer
Houses - Hilde Melby/wikimedia commons

Feb. 9, 2024

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has signed up more than 100,000 households in six months for an electricity demand management program that is now Canada’s biggest virtual power plant, and North America’s fastest-growing.

Cloe Logan
An LNG tanker. Photo by Lens Envy via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)

Jan. 7, 2024

Recent energy figures from Europe further weaken Canada’s justification for developing LNG to export it abroad, says a new report.



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