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Ontario stalls in conserving transportation fuels

Ontario stalls in conserving transportation fuels

Environmental Commissioner says the Ministry of Energy should lose responsibility for conservation because of its inaction on transportation fuels.

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Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner: Time for action on transit funding

Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner: Time for action on transit funding

Gord Miller today released Building Momentum: Provincial Policies for Municipal Energy and Carbon Reductions, the latest volume of his annual Energy Conservation Progress Report.

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Toronto can reduce greenhouse gases by 70 percent, says U of T prof

Toronto can reduce greenhouse gases by 70 percent, says U of T prof

Cities around the world can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions by implementing aggressive but practical policy changes.

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Germany shows that renewable is doable

Germany shows that renewable is doable

Germany gets about 20 per cent of its overall annual electricity from renewable sources, including solar, wind, water, and thermal, and aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020.

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Durban climate deal will allow increasing emissions until 2020

Durban climate deal will allow increasing emissions until 2020

While it is encouraging that a path forward now exists for an international agreement on climate change, the deal completed Sunday in Durban, South Africa, will allow greenhouse gas emissions to continue rising until 2020, at which point we may well exceed the tipping point on global warming, Citizens Climate Lobby said Monday.

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Friends of the Earth: ‘model regulation’ helps Canada save face in Durban

Friends of the Earth: ‘model regulation’ helps Canada save face in Durban

Ottawa – With Canada’s international environmental reputation at rock bottom at the Durban climate negotiations, Friends of the Earth Canada has decided to donate its services to help Canada.

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Citizens Climate Lobby proposes Save Our Climate Act in US

Citizens Climate Lobby proposes Save Our Climate Act in US

As the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions grows more evident each week, Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), a US-based group, welcomed the introduction of Rep. Pete Stark’s (D-CA) Save Our Climate Act as a critical step in efforts to stop the worst effects of climate change south of the border. “We’re running out of time […]

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Alberta Utilities Commission faces court challenge over Milner coal plant expansion

Alberta Utilities Commission faces court challenge over Milner coal plant expansion

Calgary - Ecojustice and the Pembina Institute are taking the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) to court over its decision to grant Maxim Power Corp’s coal plant expansion interim approval without a public hearing.  As the AUC itself made clear, the expedited approval was given in a blatant attempt to beat the federal government’s deadline for new [...]

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Natural gas is not a solution for climate change – Science Matters

Natural gas is not a solution for climate change – Science Matters

Can a fossil fuel help us avoid the harmful effects of other fossil fuels? It’s a question that’s come up lately as natural gas is eyed as a cleaner alternative…

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Ontario Has a Long Way to Go on Climate Change

Ontario Has a Long Way to Go on Climate Change

Toronto – The Ontario government will not, with its current programs, meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs). This is just one conclusion from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s recently released 2011 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report.

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