Every year Canada submits its latest greenhouse gas inventory to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The 2019 report is not a pretty picture. It shows an increase of 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (12MtCO2)...
Natural gas is often viewed as the clean fossil fuel because its burning emits much less emissions than coal and oil—50 to 60 percent less CO2 than coal. It is said to be the bridge to a clean energy...
Canada’s massive fossil fuel subsidies give Canadians the dubious distinction of being the G7 leader in handouts to Big Oil. Canadians need to know every woman, man, and child in Canada  “donates” around $100 ($77 USD) to profitable, and often foreign-owned,...
Canada is doubling down on fossil fuel infrastructure expansion. In May the Trudeau government bought a pipeline -- Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain project -- with $4.5 billion taxpayer dollars. And now the Prime Minister is celebrating the $40 billion...
Possibly the dumbest policy in the world is "using public cash for oil and gas," says Patrick DeRochie, Program Manager for Climate & Energy at Environmental Defence. Canada's massive fossil fuel subsidies give Canadians the dubious distinction of being...
Lynne Quarmby is a professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University. She was arrested for civil disobedience protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in 2014. In her opinion piece earlier published in the National...
“Climate change used to feel like an issue that other people were dealing with, or that future generations would face,” tweeted the New York Times. But this summer, it’s different. There is a shift. We are witnessing global warming...
Remember the Northern Gateway pipeline? How about the Energy East pipeline? Neither got built. Both projects got quashed due primarily to public resistance. As opposition and resistance build in the coming months, Kinder Morgan will become the next pipeline...
The Trudeau government will decide by July 22 whether to finalize the $4.5 billion dollar deal to buy the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline or pull out of the deal. Pressure is mounting across Canada as millions of Canadians...
It was quite a shock when the Canadian Finance Minister announced that the Liberal Cabinet’s solution to Texas-based Kinder Morgan’s pipeline woes was that Canada would buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline outright for $4.5 billion. Here are 9 reasons we...