National Newswatch

6 ways to boost clean tech in British Columbia

Jun 2 2017 — Josha MacNab — British Columbia is at risk of being left behind as the global economy shifts and the costs of a changing climate begin to mount. Building a strong clean growth economy is imperative to ensure Canada’s westernmost province remains competitive. The Pembina Institute has put forth Vision for Clean Growth in B.C., an action plan that lays […]

Will B.C. LNG exports reduce global carbon emissions?

May 2 2017 — Josha MacNab — The claim that B.C. LNG will result in emissions reductions in China is one that British Columbians have heard repeatedly over the past four years. The story by now should be familiar: producing and shipping liquefied natural gas from B.C. will be good for the global climate. The Pembina Institute dug into the numbers for just one of […]

Despite COP 22 award, not yet time to celebrate B.C. climate action

Nov 16 2016 — Josha MacNab — Canadian provinces need to step up despite election of Donald Trump. British Columbia’s carbon tax is once again being lauded as praise-worthy on the international stage. Today (November 16) in Marrakech, Morocco, the government of B.C. received the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Momentum for Change award for its revenue-neutral tax. As a […]

5 things you need to know about B.C.’s new climate plan

Aug 22 2016 — Josha MacNab — This isn’t the climate leadership you’re looking for. After much delay, Premier Christy Clark has finally released B.C.’s new Climate Leadership Plan (CLP). You may recall that, back in May 2015, the premier convened a panel of experts to design a plan to put British Columbia on track to meet its legislated emissions-reduction targets while […]