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.

  VICTORIA—The global shift to electric cars is well underway, bringing with it big changes for drivers, industries and governments around the world. But as our peers accelerate, Canada is coasting—on both policy and per-capita sales. In 2016, just 0.6 per cent of car sales in Canada were for electric vehicles, well behind the U.S.,…

VANCOUVER—Environment and Climate Change Canada today released its Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Framework. Jeremy Moorhouse, senior analyst at Clean Energy Canada, said the following in response: “The Clean Fuel Standard is one of Canada’s most important climate change policies, cutting more carbon pollution than any other measure in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and…

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Not long ago, electric cars were curiosities — auto show novelties, toys for the rich, outliers in oil-demand forecasts. But like the iPhone, Netflix and other history-bending innovations, electric vehicles, or EVs, are poised to rewrite the book on transportation. The global shift to electric cars is now well underway and accelerating, bringing with it…

If asked what the federal government is doing to cut carbon pollution, most Canadians would likely point to the policy they’ve heard the most about: carbon pricing. But there’s another tool in the pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change that will cut far more carbon pollution than federal carbon pricing, and you probably…

A recent headline in the Globe and Mail summed it up well: “Business risk from climate change now top of mind for Canada’s corporate boards.” There’s a reason Canada’s business leaders are prioritizing climate change: it’s going to cost companies, our economy and Canadians. Despite this fact, not everyone sees a need for regulations to…

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….

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