Tag Archives: Emissions trading

To hit climate target, Ottawa would have to work 10 times harder


The Harper government will have to start trying 10 times harder to cut Canada‘s greenhouse gas emissions if it wants to meet the target it’s committed to in international climate negotiations. This is revealed by two new reports that Environment … Continue reading

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Canada’s Emissions Trends


This report presents projections of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada to the year 2020. The future path of greenhouse gas emissions in Canada will depend on a number of factors including: government actions, technological change, the growth in the economy, … Continue reading

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China to cap energy use in national low-carbon plan


Limit is expected to form cornerstone of five-year plan to curb surging greenhouse gas emissions A cap on energy consumption is expected to be at the heart of a Chinese low-carbon plan to be issued this year, experts believe, amid … Continue reading

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In cap and trade fight, environmentalists had spending edge over opponents, new report finds


American University study is first to compare funding, media coverage and strategy of green groups and industry-linked organizations New research challenges the commonly-held view that cap and trade legislation failed because of the spending advantages of opponents and false balance … Continue reading

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Pollution tax rebates little help for low-income workers


University of Illinois, CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Although policymakers believe the regressiveness of pollution taxes can be offset by returning revenue to the low paid through a reduced labor tax, that approach may not work, and also could have the unintended … Continue reading

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NRTEE Recommends Phased-In Climate Harmonization Policy with U.S.


2011-01-25 National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) Uncertainty about American climate policy colours and shapes Canada’s own policy choices and direction. By necessity, our integrated economies require serious consideration of harmonizing Canadian climate policy with that … Continue reading

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Qantas on brink of £200m biojet fuel joint venture


2011-01-02 Guardian UK • Australian airline hopes to slash carbon emissions • US partner Solena will also build plant in London for BA The Australian airline Qantas will this month announce a deal to build the world’s second commercial-scale plant … Continue reading

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