Federal carbon offset system, 2.0
This week, the Conservatives announced a summary of their own carbon offset system and promised more detailed rules in the fall. They look a lot like the ones we almost had in 2005.Continue reading the post titled Federal carbon offset system, 2.0
Why won't environmental consultants stand behind their work?
Why won't Canada's environmental consultants stand behind their work?Continue reading the post titled Why won't environmental consultants stand behind their work?
Green Energy Act Regulations released
The Ministries of Environment and Natural Resources have released draft regulations that could allow them to start issuing renewable energy approvals early next year.Continue reading the post titled Green Energy Act Regulations released
U.S. upsurge in environmental enforcement
Since Canada usually follows the US on environmental matters, it’s exciting to see that significant improvements have begun in US environmental enforcement. US EPA administrator, Lisa Jackson, has signalled a renewed emphasis on “environmental justice”, the exposure of poor and minority com…Continue reading the post titled U.S. upsurge in environmental enforcement
Overview of Bill 150, as passed
By popular request, here is a Green Energy Act overview that summarizes Bill 150, the Green Energy and Green Economy Act, as it stands after third reading. Meanwhile, work on the regulations is proceeding feverishly in several ministries. George Smitherman is determined to get the new system…Continue reading the post titled Overview of Bill 150, as passed
Ontario introduces GHGE Trading Act
Today, Environment Minister John Gerretsen introduced Ontario's first Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading bill into the Legislature.Continue reading the post titled Ontario introduces GHGE Trading Act
James Lovelock and the climate "phony war"
Lovelock argues persuasively that we are already headed to huge, irreversible temperature changes, which will massively disrupt human society and populations. These changes will be far greater and faster than those predicted by the IPCC.Continue reading the post titled James Lovelock and the climate "phony war"
Carbon footprint of spam
McAfee has released a fascinating report on the huge carbon footprint of spam. It concludes: Users viewing and deleting spam is the largest energy drain associated with spam – manually sorting, viewing and deleting spam, as well as searching for legitimate email, uses almost 18 billio…Continue reading the post titled Carbon footprint of spam
Consultation underway for first Green Energy Act regulations
The Ministry of Energy has already begun consultations on its first regulation under the Green Energy Act, to exempt small renewable energy projects from local and municipal land-use controls.Continue reading the post titled Consultation underway for first Green Energy Act regulations