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TORONTO — Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, responded today to the Ontario government’s newly launched Cleantech Strategy. “Ontario’s Cleantech Strategy recognizes that it’s not just our environment changing but our economy too. The growing global market for low-carbon goods and services is now worth $5.8 trillion, and today’s announcement will give…

With the prospect of building LNG facilities in B.C. back in the headlines, British Columbians are once again confronted with the question of whether or how LNG should proceed — and the climate change implications. Premier John Horgan’s visit to a number of Asian countries with potential interest in buying LNG from B.C. sparked a…

The headlines today are full of stories on the North American Free Trade Agreement, and rightly so. But while NAFTA rules the front pages, other economic policies in Canada are taking shape in the background. In December, the government of Canada quietly rolled out its Greening Government Strategy, a plan to reduce harmful carbon pollution from…

VICTORIA—Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s release of draft legislative proposals for the federal carbon pricing system: “The federal government has laid out a comprehensive approach to ensuring carbon pollution is priced across Canada, while also protecting industrial competitiveness. “This legislation means Canada…

VICTORIA—Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government announcing its next steps for pricing carbon pollution: “The federal government has laid out a straightforward process for delivering on its commitment to establish a national price on carbon pollution. The expectations of provinces and territories are…

  When I called Jake Kubiski of Edmonton’s Kuby Renewable Energy, he needed a few minutes to deal with his growing solar company. Kuby was undergoing Alberta Labour’s Certificate of Recognition, a government safety audit for firms with more than 10 employees. The certification opens opportunities to bid on larger public projects and “separates the…

VICTORIA — Dan Woynillowicz, policy director at Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement on new funding for energy efficiency and climate action: “The cheapest kind of energy is the energy we don’t use, so investing in energy efficiency just makes sense. If you can get the same…

  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.,…

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