Biden hosts climate meeting amid high pressure on gas prices

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden, who has recently focused on increasing oil production to reduce rising gas priceswill pay attention to climate change Friday when he convenes a virtual meeting of some of the world’s biggest economies. Participants will include China, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the UK and the EU. Also in attendance will be Egypt, … Read more

Ottawa leaves behind 170,000 fossil fuel workers, environmental watchdog says

OTTAWA — The federal government is failing to adequately support more than 170,000 fossil fuel workers whose livelihoods are at risk in the global transition to a low-carbon economy, according to a new report by the independent environmental commissioner. from Canada. The finding was part of a series of audits tabled in parliament on Tuesday … Read more

Ottawa leaves behind 170,000 fossil fuel workers, environmental watchdog says

OTTAWA — The federal government is failing to adequately support more than 170,000 fossil fuel workers whose livelihoods are at risk in the global transition to a low-carbon economy, according to a new report by the independent environmental commissioner. from Canada. The finding was part of a series of audits tabled in parliament on Tuesday … Read more

Canada’s carbon price hits small businesses harder than industry: audit – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Published on April 26, 2022 at 10:38 a.m. Smaller font Decrease article font size –A Bigger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s environmental commissioner says the national carbon pricing system is disproportionately hard on Indigenous communities and small businesses and not hard enough on the biggest emitters. Jerry DeMarco … Read more

Canada’s greenhouse gases fell during the pandemic

OTTAWA—The pandemic took a big chunk out of Canada’s national greenhouse gas output in 2020, but emissions from oil and gas extraction remained stubbornly high as the federal Liberal government signals it wants to finally see meaningful reductions from the country’s top source of pollution that causes climate change. Published Thursday as part of Canada’s … Read more

Ottawa approves major offshore oil project in Newfoundland

OTTAWA—The federal government has approved a major new deep-water oil operation off the coast of Newfoundland, two days after the head of the United Nations said to invest in new fossil fuel projects is “moral and economic madness.” In a decision published online Wednesday afternoon, federal Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault concluded the Bay du Nord … Read more

Suncor’s move to get out of wind and solar criticized by Greenpeace Canada

Suncor Energy Inc. is getting out of the wind and solar business, even as a new UN report on climate change says wind and solar technologies are the two best avenues to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions and limit the planet’s warming to a critical 1.5C. The Calgary-based energy giant — which has been involved … Read more

Cap greenhouse gases by 2025 or prepare for the worst, UN warns

OTTAWA—The world must stop increasing its greenhouse gas emissions within the next three years — and then rapidly slash them — to prevent the more extreme consequences of climate change, according to the latest United Nations report that highlights the need for stronger action to address the global climate crisis. Published Monday by the UN’s … Read more

IPCC climate change report: Scientists warn it’s now or never to limit global warming

The boss of the United Nations has erupted at world leaders as scientists warn the planet is in peril unless urgent action is taken. The UN has blasted “lying” politicians, as it reports the world is rapidly running out of time to avoid the “catastrophic” impacts of climate change. Humans have less than three years … Read more

Ottawa to spend $9.1 billion to end climate change losing streak

OTTAWA — The federal government expects the oil and gas sector to significantly drive down greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new plan to ensure Canada finally stops breaking promises to fight climate change. Billed as a road map to meet Canada’s emissions target for 2030, the plan tabled Tuesday in the House of … Read more