Fear and Loathing on the Carbon Trail

Jan 10, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

People generally don’t like change, even when they know that there’s a problem that must be solved (think of how you put off the…Read More


Great news for the Arctic – and the planet!

Dec 22, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Yesterday, we chalked up another big win for the environment. The U.S. and Canadian governments placed an indefinite ban on issuing new oil and…Read More


The pan-Canadian climate framework: Historic and insufficient

Dec 15, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Make no mistake. The pan-Canadian framework on climate change that was negotiated and finalized earlier this month is a big deal. No Canadian government…Read More


Don’t scapegoat green energy: renewables are a net gain for Ontario

Dec 13, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Climate Change

  This is a guest blog by Martin Ritchie, CPA, CA, MBA, MSc., Chief Compliance Officer & Co-Founder, JCM Power     It was…Read More


Environmental Victories: Building a clean economy and defending a safe climate

Dec 04, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

With winter approaching, it’s a good time to look back at what we’ve achieved together over the past year. And what a busy year…Read More


Pipeline approvals make Canada’s climate targets a herculean challenge

Nov 30, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change

On Tuesday the federal government delivered bittersweet news. It cancelled the Northern Gateway pipeline and announced a ban on oil tankers off the North…Read More


The Comeback Kid: California’s Cap-and-Trade Rebounds in Latest Auction

Nov 24, 2016 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

With Ontario set to launch its cap-and-trade program in January, California and Quebec’s joint cap- and-trade program – which Ontario intends to join –…Read More


The elephant in the room: fossil fuel subsidies undermine carbon pricing

Nov 24, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Delegates from 196 countries just wrapped up the U.N. climate summit in Morocco. As a member of the Canadian delegation, I heard fossil fuel…Read More


There is too much momentum behind environmental protection for one man to stop it

Nov 09, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East, Environmental Defence, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Smart Growth, Toxics

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Martin Luther King Jr. Canadians may be feeling a bit down…Read More


Now comes the hard part for Canada—real action on climate change

Nov 04, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Climate Change

Today the UN Paris Agreement becomes international law. This is something to celebrate, especially since nobody predicted it would happen so quickly after last…Read More