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VICTORIA—Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s release of draft legislative proposals for the federal carbon pricing system: “The federal government has laid out a comprehensive approach to ensuring carbon pollution is priced across Canada, while also protecting industrial competitiveness. “This legislation means Canada…

VICTORIA—Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government announcing its next steps for pricing carbon pollution: “The federal government has laid out a straightforward process for delivering on its commitment to establish a national price on carbon pollution. The expectations of provinces and territories are…

  VICTORIA—The global shift to electric cars is well underway, bringing with it big changes for drivers, industries and governments around the world. But as our peers accelerate, Canada is coasting—on both policy and per-capita sales. In 2016, just 0.6 per cent of car sales in Canada were for electric vehicles, well behind the U.S.,…

1. The federal government is developing a Clean Fuel Standard. In short: it will make the fuels that heat our homes and power our cars cleaner. It’s also the single biggest carbon-fighting policy in Canada’s national climate plan, aiming to reduce carbon pollution by 30 million tonnes in 2030. That’s equal to taking more than…

EVchoice.ca urges auto industry to be part of the solution, not obstacle OTTAWA September 12, 2017  — Even though Canadians are eager to purchase electric vehicles (EVs), they don’t have anywhere near the variety, selection, or access to the non-polluting cars that Americans enjoy. That needs to change, argue five leading Canadian organizations that are…

Last month, Ottawa officially kicked off work on a national strategy for zero-emission cars. And this week, a thoughtful report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission said that offering incentives to Canadians who buy those cars doesn’t make much sense. Our take? A national game plan to get more electric vehicles (EVs) on Canada’s roads is essential,…

VANCOUVER — Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments in response to the announcement of an advisory group to shape Canada’s national zero-emission vehicle strategy: QUOTES “Electric cars represent a road to opportunity for Canada. We’re excited Ottawa is starting the work needed to deliver a national strategy for clean…

OTTAWA — Clare Demerse, federal policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments in response to today’s federal carbon pricing discussion paper: “This proposal is a big step forward on a key climate commitment, and the approach Ottawa has chosen is a promising one. “Carbon pricing is a smart, effective and necessary clean growth…

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