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Deal sort of reached on national climate plan

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a national climate change agreement with the exception of two holdout provinces — Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

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Fri, December 9 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Deal sort of reached on national climate plan

Kinder Morgan, Line 3 pipelines approved by Trudeau cabinet

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approval of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the Enbridge Line 3 replacement project and the death of the Northern Gateway pipeline project.

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Tue, November 29 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Kinder Morgan, Line 3 pipelines approved by Trudeau cabinet

Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

The federal government announced that coal-fired electricity is to largely be gone from the Canadian landscape in about 13 years.

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Mon, November 21 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Canada to phase out coal-fired electricity by 2030

Canadians don’t understand magnitude of climate problem, feds say

Lede: “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.”

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Fri, November 18 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Canadians don’t understand magnitude of climate problem, feds say

Globe and Mail defends Trudeau’s carbon pricing policy

In an editorial, the Globe and Mail defended the idea of a carbon pricing policy and looked in askance at conservative opponents who are trying desperately to fear-monger over it.

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Fri, October 7 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page, politics » Comments Off on Globe and Mail defends Trudeau’s carbon pricing policy

Rocky road ahead for Liberals’ carbon policy

Economist Andrew Leach, who served as the chair of Alberta’s climate leadership advisory panel, outlines some of the challenges for the federal Liberals as they attempt to implement a nation-wide carbon tax.

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Thu, October 6 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Rocky road ahead for Liberals’ carbon policy

Canada ratifies Paris climate accord

Lede: “The Liberal government formally ratified the Paris climate accord Wednesday, after easily beating back an effort from the Conservative opposition to give provinces the sole authority to deal with carbon pricing.”

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Wed, October 5 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Canada ratifies Paris climate accord

Alberta oil industry wary about feds’ carbon pricing plan

While some of the big players in Alberta’s oil patch have signed on to a carbon tax, but an industry spokesman said it’s too soon to say how smaller companies will fare in the new environment. The federal carbon tax would set an initial price of $10 per tonne in 2018, and scale up to […]

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Tue, October 4 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Alberta oil industry wary about feds’ carbon pricing plan

Trudeau announces carbon-pricing policy for Canada

Lede: “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal Liberal government will establish a “floor price” on carbon pollution of $10 a tonne in 2018, rising to $50 a tonne by 2022.”

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Mon, October 3 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Trudeau announces carbon-pricing policy for Canada

Breaking the coal habit? That’s not so easy

The federal government wants Canada to stop generating electricity by burning coal. Chris Varcoe writes that the feds should look to Alberta for some of the complexities involved in that process.

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Sun, September 4 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Breaking the coal habit? That’s not so easy