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The federal government today announced it would be consulting with governments and Canadians to develop a national clean fuel standard. The policy would mandate a smaller carbon footprint for fossil fuels supplied in Canada, while also promoting cleaner energy sources such as biofuels, electricity and hydrogen. QUOTES “Today’s commitment shows leadership on clean transportation in…

EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta announced today its plans to facilitate the transition away from coal-fired power. Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments in response: QUOTES “Earlier this week the federal government announced that traditional coal-fired power plants would be phased out across Canada by 2030. That leaves provinces with coal-fired…

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…

OTTAWA — The Government of Canada announced today that it will accelerate investments in clean electricity by phasing out traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030, increasing the country’s supply of non-emitting electricity from 80 to 90 per cent over the same period. Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response…

The Honourable Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment and Climate Change The Honourable Jim Carr Minister of Natural Resources The Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Transport The Honourable Navdeep Bains Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Dear Ministers, We the undersigned support a national Clean Fuels…

Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments on the release of Canada’s long-term low-carbon strategy. QUOTES “It’s great to see Canada among the world’s leaders in creating a plan for deep cuts to carbon pollution. This long-term strategy helps fill a big gap in Canada’s approach to climate change, and…

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Ice storm damage. Photo: Canadian Pacific via Flickr CC.

With climate skeptic Donald Trump moving into the White House next year, critics in Canada are asking whether policies to cut carbon pollution here are now too expensive. So this feels like the perfect time for a reminder about the costs of climate change itself—the costs that smart regulations on carbon pollution will help us…

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