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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…

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…

VANCOUVER—Jeremy Moorhouse, senior analyst at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to today’s announcement that the Woodfibre LNG facility will run on electricity: “Designing this facility to run on electricity will reduce on-site carbon pollution by up to 80 per cent. By using electricity instead of natural gas, Woodfibre has set the bar…

EDMONTON — The Government of Alberta announced today that it will introduce a Renewable Electricity Act and initiate a competitive bidding process in 2017 to deliver 400 megawatts (MW) of renewable power, en route to 5,000 MW of renewable power by 2030. QUOTES “By legislating Alberta’s target of generating 30 per cent of electricity from…

OTTAWA—Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, responded today to the federal government’s commitment to cut carbon emissions from government operations by 40 per cent by 2030, and use 100 per cent clean power in all operations run by Public Services and Procurement Canada by 2025:     “By committing to use more…

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