Headlines from the clean energy transition

Read the latest on the shift to clean energy here in Canada and around the world.

Why rebates for electric cars work

Why rebates for electric cars work

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...

As Trump quits Team Paris, a silver lining for Canada

As Trump quits Team Paris, a silver lining for Canada

After kicking the can down the road multiple times before making a decision, today U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on his campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris...

Why carbon pricing won't make Canada less competitive

Why carbon pricing won’t make Canada less competitive

Let’s start with a prediction: Any move Ottawa makes toward a price on carbon pollution will be greeted with a chorus of concerns about competitiveness. Expect to hear that companies will be at...

On climate, Trudeau is no Trump

On climate, Trudeau is no Trump

Even the very best get it wrong sometimes. That’s the only explanation we’ve got for a recent column from environmentalist Bill McKibben. In it, McKibben calls Justin Trudeau a “stunning...

Pricing carbon drives innovation and creates local jobs

Pricing carbon drives innovation and creates local jobs

If you want proof that carbon pricing is both an environmental and economic solution, take a walk through the headquarters of Markham-based Pond Technologies. What you’ll find are containers and...

Would you know a cleantech job if you saw one?

Would you know a cleantech job if you saw one?

Looking for a job in clean technology? They must be easy to spot, with more than 850 firms nationally employing more Canadians than the forestry, pharmaceutical, or medical device industries. In...

Canada's niche in the clean energy transition

Canada’s niche in the clean energy transition

“We are witnessing a transformation of global power markets led by renewables.” Those were the words of Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency—an institution...