25 Results for climate change

NB Power plans to eliminate coal from its energy mix by 2030 by identifying a new, cleaner energy source to keep the Belledune Generating Station operational for decades to come. “Climate change is the biggest challenge facing humankind,” said Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet. “Coal-fired power plants are…

December 13, 2017 @ 9:07am

The federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 72 initiatives in communities across Canada through three funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), and the Green Municipal Fund (GMF). Through Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program, communities…

December 13, 2017 @ 7:33am

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has introduced the provincial government’s climate change strategy. The strategy, titled Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy, focuses on the principles of readiness and resilience, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change – without a carbon tax. “This…

December 04, 2017 @ 7:05pm

The Government of Manitoba has released its A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan, which is built on the strategic pillars of climate, jobs, water and nature, and includes 16 keystones for priority action that will support Manitoba’s economy and sustain the environment for future generations. “Our vision is to make…

November 01, 2017 @ 6:39am

Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, and California Governor Edmund G. Brown further strengthened their cooperation in the global fight against climate change. Premier Couillard hosted Premier Wynne and Governor Brown in Québec City to sign an agreement linking the carbon markets of Québec, Ontario, and California. “Premier…

September 26, 2017 @ 6:39am

Dwight Ball, premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced changes to his Cabinet. Joining Cabinet are Tom Osborne, Member of the House of Assembly (MHA) for Waterford Valley, who has been appointed as minister of finance and president of Treasury Board, minister responsible for the Human Resources Secretariat, minister responsible…

August 01, 2017 @ 6:41am

Glen Murray has announced his resignation as Ontario’s minister of environment and climate change to become the executive director of the Pembina Institute. Murray, who is also a former mayor of the city of Winnipeg, was first elected as the member of provincial parliament for the riding of Toronto Centre…

July 31, 2017 @ 7:50am

City Council has approved Toronto's long-term path to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. The TransformTO Pathway to a Low Carbon Future report recommends ambitious strategies and long-term goals to transform Toronto's urban systems – specifically buildings, energy, transportation, and waste. "I am proud that…

July 05, 2017 @ 7:31am

The Government of Canada and FCM have announced $72 million for municipal projects demonstrating strong actions on climate change. Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and Past President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Clark Somerville, announced funding for 48 projects in communities across Canada through the Green…

June 23, 2017 @ 9:53am

Auditor General Kim MacPherson has tabled her report assessing New Brunswick’s progress towards reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to climate change. This report is part of ongoing work on climate change by all auditor’ general across Canada. Emissions in New Brunswick have declined from their peak in 2005…

June 20, 2017 @ 6:29am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts. “We are proud to partner with the FCM to support local governments across Canada in their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Amarjeet Sohi, minister of infrastructure…

June 13, 2017 @ 6:17am

The 2017 Alberta budget included funding for new infrastructure projects, identified as high priorities by the province. Budget 2017 included a Capital Plan that will invest $29.5 billion in infrastructure projects over four years. This includes: $7.6 billion in municipal infrastructure support, including $4.8 billion under the Municipal Sustainability Initiative…

March 17, 2017 @ 7:22am

The Government of Canada has proposed its pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon pollution. Under the new plan, all Canadian jurisdictions will have carbon pricing in place by 2018. In order to accomplish this, Canada will set a benchmark for pricing carbon emissions—set at a level that will help Canada meet…

October 04, 2016 @ 6:51am

The release of the mandate letters for Ontario’s cabinet ministers shows that Infrastructure Minister Bob Chiarelli has a tough task ahead of him. Minister Chiarelli’s mandate falls across six categories: Guiding the Province’s Historic 12-year, $160-billion Infrastructure Plan Leading the Province’s Negotiations with the Federal Government on New Infrastructure Agreements…

September 23, 2016 @ 12:40pm

Today in Queen’s Park, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe presented the 2015/2016 Energy Conservation Progress Report Conservation: Let’s Get Serious to the Ontario Legislature. In it, she highlights the importance of infrastructure planning to achieving emission targets. Overall, the report noted that "total energy use in Ontario in 2014 was roughly…

May 31, 2016 @ 2:45pm

“The Ontario government needs to climate proof the province,” said Gord Miller, environmental commissioner of Ontario, at Queen’s Park this morning. “Higher temperatures, along with an increase in the frequency and severity of intense weather events such as ice storms, heavy rains, heat waves, droughts and wind storms, are all…

March 07, 2012 @ 12:00pm

BP has released what it's calling a projection of future energy trends that shows demand for non-fossil-fuel sources of energy (including nuclear and hydro) growing much faster than demand for oil. By 2030, the outlook has renewables beating out oil production. The report, BP Energy Outlook 2030,  has renewables (geothermal, wind, solar,…

January 24, 2011 @ 10:14am

The governments of Canada, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have announced joint funding for Atlantic Climate Adaptation Solutions, a series of projects to help communities adapt to climate change. The three-year regional adaptation collaborative is aimed at helping  the Atlantic Provinces address issues like…

April 26, 2010 @ 10:17am

Just after releasing a report that found Canadians fail to make the most of opportunities to sell climate-friendly technologies globally, the Conference Board of Canada has released a report on Canada's global strengths in several specific climate-friendly technologies. The report, Global Climate-Friendly Trade: Canada’s Chance to Clean Up, says Canada's…

March 29, 2010 @ 8:09am

Leading up to the United Nation's COP15 conference in Copenhagen, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has released a new report urging the federal government to partner with municipalities on cost-effective, community-based projects as a way of building towards a national climate-change strategy. The report, Act Locally — The Municipal…

December 09, 2009 @ 12:55pm

The federal government has announced $2.49 million in funding for two projects through Both projects are funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Climate Change Adaptation Initiatives program. “We’re very pleased to work with Engineers Canada and the Canadian Institute of Planners to assess how climate change will affect our infrastructure and…

October 28, 2009 @ 8:44am

Dwindling supplies of sawmill residues are making it tough for bioenergy project developers looking to start-up a business – because they have no raw material. The dive in British Columbia's lumber production following the U.S. housing crisis means the ceiling for sawmill residues, the traditional biomass feedstock, has been hit.…

August 22, 2009 @ 4:22am

Nova Scotia has joined the federal government and other provinces and territories in endorsing a Canada-wide strategy for managing municipal wastewater effluent. The agreement was reached at a meeting of the Council of Canadian Ministers of Environment (CCME) in Whitehorse, Yukon this week. The strategy sets out a framework to…

February 20, 2009 @ 11:17am

Canada's position as a world-leading developer of clean technologies was bolstered this week as 19 clean technology projects from across Canada were approved to share $57 million in new investments. Gary Lunn, minister of natural resources, John Baird, minister of the environment and Vicky Sharpe, president and CEO of Sustainable…

July 31, 2008 @ 8:54am

The Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc. and its industry and academic partners have announced an investment of $28 million in the research and development of six clean energy projects. The goal is to create cleaner and more efficient ways for Ontarians to generate, consume and manage energy. The six…

February 11, 2008 @ 7:35am