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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…

As the Clean Energy Ministerial meetings unfolded in San Fransisco this week, one issue in the spotlight was the underrepresentation of women globally in the clean energy sector. The Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) women’s initiative has worked to fill that gap since the program launched in 2010. Its goal is to recognize accomplished women working in…

In energy markets, a few years is a lifetime. Fast fluctuations in supply or demand—among myriad other factors—can send oil and gas prices skyrocketing, or into the cellar. And the results can be dramatic: consider Shell, which just delayed indefinitely a decision on whether to pursue its LNG Canada joint venture project. Of the various…

This week, North America’s energy ministers are getting together in Winnipeg for something that would have been unimaginable a year ago: a meeting that won’t include the Keystone XL pipeline proposal. In fact, if there’s anything XL-sized on this meeting’s agenda, it’s likely to be clean energy. And for Canada’s North American friends, that’s going…

VANCOUVER — Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. Speech from the Throne: “Today’s throne speech emphasized just how much the government is still banking on LNG exports, even though B.C’s chances of success are dropping. “Renewable energy technology keeps getting cheaper—analysts expect North American…

The big energy story in Canada continues to be pipelines. Still. Why? There’s controversy, for starters, but it’s also the fact that energy exports – especially oil – make up a big chunk of Canada’s exports, and we’re an export-driven economy. “Whether you build the next pipeline or not … the economy of Canada will…

VANCOUVER — Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement on the conclusion of a meeting of federal and provincial environment ministers in Ottawa today: “Canada can reduce carbon pollution by transforming how we produce and use energy, and create big opportunities for new investment and new jobs in the process….

We’re now past the halfway point of the international climate negotiations in Paris. There’s much optimism that a strong agreement will be reached, and clean energy is adding to that sense of momentum. A strong agreement coming out of Paris would set the world on a trajectory to cut emissions and limit the impacts of…

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