How transportation evolves in the next several years will be crucial in alleviating congestion & unlocking the economic benefits of clean energy. These are the clean energy stories that are influencing Canada’s transportation systems.

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… 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…

Residents of Porterville, California, breathe some of the most polluted air in America—but many have little choice, if they want to pay the bills. Now, thanks to an upstart Canadian success story, the people of Porterville can get to work on making their air cleaner. Some can even do it on their way to 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 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,…

For Canadian drivers, it’s easy to think electric vehicles aren’t going mainstream anytime soon—especially if your only point of reference is the type of cars you see when you’re stuck in traffic. But it’s a different story here in China, where we’re attending the Clean Energy Ministerial this week. By the end of last year,…

As you might expect, on Day 1 of the Clean Energy Ministerial gathering in Beijing, the hallways were filled with discussions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. What, if any, impact would this have on the global transition to clean energy? The answer, both in the…

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green Party agreement: “Today John Horgan and Andrew Weaver laid out shared priorities for building a diverse, competitive and clean economy in B.C., which is key to securing the province’s ongoing prosperity and British Columbians’…

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green Party announcement regarding their intent to cooperate in the legislature: “It’s clear that British Columbians voted for change in this election and support the NDP and Greens’ objectives: building a clean economy and putting climate…

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