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The Compelling Case for Biojet Fuel

Apr 2 2019 — Biojet is in the news a lot lately, with one carrier after another announcing a test flight. But widespread use by most airlines just does not seem to be happening. Why? Let’s look at the case for Biojet and determine its real status in today’s jet fuel marketplace.

Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds

Apr 1 2019 — — Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at more than twice the global average, according to an upcoming government report leaked to CBC News columnist Neil Macdonald by a government source. Entitled Canada’s Changing Climate Report (CCCR), the study was commissioned […]

Canada wants you to help public servants identify fossil fuel subsidies

Apr 1 2019 — Carl Meyer — Canada wants you to help public servants identify subsidies to the oil and gas industry. Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna announced a new public consultation on March 29 asking all Canadians what they believe the definition of “fossil fuel subsidy” should be. The announcement came four days before Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand is […]

Assessment of projects would improve under Bill C-69

Apr 1 2019 — — Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time has been called the world’s least read, most celebrated book. In a more humble category, Bill C-69 could be Canada’s least read, most criticized legislative proposal. C-69’s most contentious parts would replace Harper-era legislation governing assessments of major projects, including those of the oil and pipeline sectors. A […]

How humans derailed the Earth’s climate in just 160 years

Mar 30 2019 — — Climate change might be the most urgent issue of our day, both politically and in terms of life on Earth. There is mounting awareness that the global climate is a matter for public action. For 11,500 years, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations hovered around 280 ppm (the preindustrial “normal”), with an average surface temperature around […]

Doug Ford government appoints a Tory climate denier to board overseeing Ontario’s electricity system

Mar 28 2019 — — The right-leaning government of Canada’s most populous province has created a new job for a former Conservative cabinet minister who dismisses scientific evidence showing how much humans are changing the planet’s climate. Joe Oliver, 76, previously a natural resources and finance minister in the government of former prime minister Stephen Harper, is now a board […]

State of Ontario’s climate policy is ‘frightening,’ watchdog says

Mar 27 2019 — — Ontario’s environmental commissioner says the state of climate policy in the province is inadequate and frightening. Dianne Saxe delivered her last report today, after the Progressive Conservative government eliminated the office, merging its functions with the auditor general. Premier Doug Ford had promised that not a single job would be lost under his government, but […]

Bank of Canada commits to probing climate liabilities

Mar 27 2019 — Carl Meyer — The Bank of Canada is committing to investigate and be more transparent about how climate change will affect the country’s economy, as scientists warn of extreme weather that could disrupt global trade and damage critical infrastructure. Canada’s central bank said Wednesday it is now “building climate-related risks into our financial system review process” and will […]

The climate alarmists are keeping poor people in the dark — literally

Mar 27 2019 — Joe Oliver — I recently returned from a Petroleum and Energy Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), which put into stark relief the moral imperative of developing fossil fuels, especially for the poorest people in developing countries. By implication, it reinforced the profoundly unethical stand of climate-change alarmists who are working to rid the world of […]

Climate change politics may defy even the most rational arguments

Mar 25 2019 — Don Pittis — In the final year of its existence, a private sector group that advocates in favour of carbon taxes is taking another stab at convincing Canadians. Despite a recent spate of storms and floods whose violence scientists blame on climate change, anti-carbon tax politics seems to be in the ascendancy in many provinces. Between that and […]