One of B.C.’s most effective climate policies is so affordable that most British Columbians don’t even realize it exists. What’s more, B.C. is the only province in Canada currently employing it. Or rather, it was. A clean fuel standard, which the federal government announced it will be expanding and implementing nationwide, ensures every litre of…

Dear Prime Minister and Premiers: Building a high performance, low carbon economy is a major economic opportunity and a vital environmental responsibility for Canada. As a diverse group of leaders from different sectors and regions across the country, we applaud your initiative in developing the Pan-Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change. And we…

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Every year, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance travels across Canada to hear from Canadians on their priorities for the federal budget. Clean Energy Canada was invited to present to the committee in Ottawa on October 27, 2016. Our opening statement makes the case that Budget 2017 needs to accelerate Canada’s clean energy…

It’s been two weeks since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood in the House of Commons and said that we’re going to have a price on carbon across Canada. And I have to admit: it’s still sinking in. After a decade of polarized debate, we finally have a federal government willing to adopt what is arguably…

VANCOUVER — Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s approval of the proposed Pacific Northwest liquified natural gas (LNG) project: “Approving this project is inconsistent with the federal government’s commitments to lead on climate change and clean innovation. “The conditions that come with this…

Graphic from the B.C. Climate Leadership Plan

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada and a member of the Government of British Columbia’s Climate Leadership Team, made the following comments in response to the release of the B.C. climate plan:  “A climate leadership plan should do two basic things: cut carbon pollution, and help British Columbians prosper from the shift to…

In the introduction to the Government of British Columbia’s new climate plan, Premier Christy Clark declares: “Our province is committed to being at the forefront of this fight and continuing to demonstrate climate action leadership.” Unfortunately, the Premier’s leadership will be measured by credible action and results—two things that are noticeably absent in this plan….

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