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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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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

Canada criticized in Marrakech over fossil fuel ambitions

Lede: “The Liberal government’s twin pursuits of expanded foreign markets for Canadian fossil fuels and global action on climate change are getting some unfavourable notice at an international climate summit in Morocco.”

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Global carbon emissions flat past three years

Lede: “Worldwide emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide have flattened out in the past three years, a new study showed Monday, raising hopes that the world is nearing a turning point in the fight against climate change.”

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Sun, November 13 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Global carbon emissions flat past three years

Why do fossil fuel companies have a seat at the Marrakech talks?

Some of the world’s most powerful, climate-denying companies will have full access to the COP22 (or CMA1) climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco.

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Sun, November 6 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Why do fossil fuel companies have a seat at the Marrakech talks?

Paris Accord on climate change takes effect

With the Paris Accord (COP21) becoming law now for signatories, the world’s attention will turn to how it should be implemented.

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Fri, November 4 2016 » * Big Picture Stuff, Main Page » Comments Off on Paris Accord on climate change takes effect

World’s carbon commitments don’t match climate goals

Lede: “A UN review of national plans to cut carbon says they are well short of the levels needed to keep the rise in global temperatures under 2C.”

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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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