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If you work in clean energy, chances are your inbox and Twitter feed have been overwhelmed with stories about the implications of a Trump presidency for the renewable energy sector. If you were watching markets, no doubt you took note of falling stock prices for clean energy companies. The prospects seem grim. And that won’t…

As Canada heads to Marrakech to kickstart the Paris Agreement—which compels governments around the globe to take carbon pollution out of their economies—our national climate policies are starting to take shape at home. Last week’s announcement by the feds to “green government” seems like a small step in the right direction as we make the shift…

When it comes to taking a pan-Canadian approach to climate action, a Chinese proverb says it all: “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” The math is clear. Canada’s efforts to date—led predominantly by several provinces and laudable on many levels—won’t add up to the…

Here’s what would happen if we adopted proven provincial policies nationwide As Canada’s governments take on the daunting job of agreeing on a national climate plan, there’s a simple starting point they’ll want to consider: there are big gains to be made from adopting the best of today’s provincial policies nationwide. In early December, premiers…

What happens when the world’s largest economy decides it wants to be a leader in tackling climate change? We’re about to find out. For years, the only headlines about China and climate change were about the fast-developing country’s intransigence at international climate change negotiations, or the rate at which it was building carbon-spewing coal-fired power…

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‘We are at a crossroads between reliance on fossil fuels of the past and the renewable energy future ahead.” It was a remarkable statement from the minister responsible for energy in Canada. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr sent a clear signal about the opportunity clean energy represents in his keynote address at the Future of…

The leaders of the United States, Mexico and Canada are expected to walk away from their meetings this week with new continental commitments to tackle climate change and boost clean energy generation. It’s a logical and smart move: all three have made climate action a priority at home and abroad, and in light of the…

Two weeks ago, Ontario took the wraps off its Climate Leadership Plan and the crowd went wild. Okay, so perhaps we’re overstating things—but watchdog groups, industry and pundits widely praised Ontario’s policies that are expected to reduce carbon pollution substantially while creating jobs and clearing the air. Just days before that, the Government of Alberta…

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