Alberta emissions penalties slammed

Greenhouse gas producers paid $63M for missing carbon-reduction targetsBy Trish Audette, Alberta's biggest greenhouse-gas producers paid the provincial government about $63 million last year to cover failures to meet carbon-reduction targets. While Environment Minister Rob Renner called the 2009 results a reflection of the province's commitment to clean energy, critics said the government's ... [click title to continue]

Backgrounder: Harper government’s January 2010 greenhouse gas target

- Greenpeace CanadaOn January 30, 2010, federal Environment Minister Jim Prentice announced new targets for Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions for 2020. The government says it made this announcement to fulfill a condition of the non-binding Copenhagen Accord that came out of the unsuccessful United Nations climate conference in December 2009 in Copenhagen. •The Harper government’s new target for ... [click title to continue]

Greens Decry Harper Government Moving to Even Weaker GHG

 - Green Party of Canada - Parti vert du Canada Harper has done it again. Hiding behind the US weak greenhouse gas targets, Canada has now watered down our commitment again, setting a new base year of 2005 for greenhouse gas reductions. "After sabotaging progress in Copenhagen, the Harper government has now moved to an even weaker target," said Green Leader Elizabeth May. In 2006, when the Harper ... [click title to continue]

‘People’s submission’ hits Canada on climate change

A network of leading non-governmental organizations has made a People’s Submission to the United Nations (UN) on behalf of over 150,000 Canadians who have signed the KyotoPlus petition against Canada’s poor record on climate change. The submission was made this week with the approach of the Jan. 31 deadline for countries to indicate what actions they are committed to taking under the Copenhagen ... [click title to continue]