Tag: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change: 1st year update

Pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change: 1st year update

$1.4 billion in new federal financing for clean tech firms, $400 million for Sustainable Development Technology Canada The Pan-Canadian framework on clean growth and climate change is a year old and the Canadian government says progress has been made toward meeting the country’s emissions reduction target while growing the economy. The plan includes pricing carbon […]

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Voluntary American oil/gas producer program to cut methane emissions ‘inadequate’ say critics

Voluntary American oil/gas producer program to cut methane emissions ‘inadequate’ say critics

Environmentalists say methane emissions program not strong enough On Tuesday, the American Petroleum Institute launched its voluntary program designed to cut methane emissions from oil and gas operations, according to a Reuters report. Oil majors, including Shell, XTO Energy and Pioneer Natural Resources were among the 26 companies that signed on to the program where […]

Podcast: Production or consumption-based accounting for GHGs? It makes a huge difference to Alberta

Podcast: Production or consumption-based accounting for GHGs? It makes a huge difference to Alberta

Alberta fares much better under a consumption-based GHG emissions accounting system, according to a new study Nations around the world are beginning to implement policies they hope will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, including Canada. Should those policies target the companies that produce energy or the consumers that use it? This question is of enormous importance […]

By September 28, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Residential electricity GHG emissions vary significantly by province, territory

Residential electricity GHG emissions vary significantly by province, territory

Alberta, Saskatchewan have relatively high GHG intensity due to their use of coal Carbon emissions associated with residential electricity consumption occur upstream, during electricity generation, and are less directly visible than other sectors, such as transportation, according to the National Energy Board. The electricity sector was responsible for approximately 11 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse […]

Carbon taxes work, but only if well designed – University of Calgary report

Carbon taxes work, but only if well designed – University of Calgary report

Harm to Canadian economy could outweigh benefits created by reducing our country’s greenhouse gas emissions – McKitrick Building a consensus to use a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is easy. Designing a carbon tax that works without unintentionally harming other sectors of the economy is much more difficult, according to a new study from economist […]

By September 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
EPA’s greenhouse gas report overstates oil and gas emissions – API

EPA’s greenhouse gas report overstates oil and gas emissions – API

“Industry-led efforts to reduce emissions through investments in new technologies and equipment are paying off.” – API Methane emissions from oil and natural gas production fell even as US production rose dramatically, according to EPA’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory released late Friday, but API is raising concerns over the new Environmental Protection Agency methodology. “EPA has made a […]

Could hydroelectric power save the oilsands?

Could hydroelectric power save the oilsands?

It makes economic sense to power oilsands with natural gas, but the political climate has changed By Trevor McLeod for Troy Media CALGARY, Alta. – B.C. Premier Christy Clark recently suggested her province could help Alberta reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by delivering hydro-generated electricity to Alberta. Many Albertans may be surprised that British Columbia’s premier wants […]

By February 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
GHG emissions rules for airliners, cargo planes proposed by UN agency

GHG emissions rules for airliners, cargo planes proposed by UN agency

Environmentalists say GHG emissions rules to weak WASHINGTON _ A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow global warming. The International Civil Aviation Organization said the agreement […]

By February 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Clean Power Plan delay sought by coalition of 25 states

Clean Power Plan delay sought by coalition of 25 states

Clean Power Plan designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions WASHINGTON _ A coalition of 25 states opposing President Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is asking the Supreme Court to stop the new regulations from taking effect until after their legal challenge is resolved. West Virginia and Texas are leading the group of largely […]

By January 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut GHG emissions by 30 per cent by 2025

16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut GHG emissions by 30 per cent by 2025

NYC hotels take on City Hall’s Carbon Challenge NEW YORK _ More than a dozen of New York City’s most famed hotels are pledging to get greener. The Waldorf-Astoria New York, the Lotte New York Palace, the Pierre-A Taj Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Times Square are among the 16 city hotels, all currently thronged […]

By December 28, 2015 0 Comments Read More →