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More wind farms could reduce Alberta’s carbon footprint

Albertans should build far more wind farms, according to one of Canada’s recognized experts in climate change. And Alberta should join with its neighbouring provinces to build a high-capacity power grid across the West.

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Province tentative in energy sector moves to address emissions

Albertas government, concerned about alienating industry, is treading carefully as it develops rules for how to manage carbon emissions in the energy sector.

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Software helps reduce carbon footprints

The founders of a new carbon software company have set out to make it easy and affordable for small- to medium-sized businesses to take action on climate change.

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Murray leaves heavy carbon footprint

TORONTO — A lot of taxpayer green and fossil fuel was burned up keeping Liberal cabinet minister Glen Murray in the air during his stint as chairman of the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy.

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Legislature Notebook: Gov’t comes clean about carbon project

or maybe it was a few months — but the Saskatchewan Party government finally decided that yes, maybe it should have told people about the demise of a proposed $270-million Saskatchewan-Montana carbon capture project when it actually happened last fall.

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Saskatchewan/Montana carbon capture project scrapped

A Saskatchewan/Montana carbon capture and sequestration project that was expected to be funded by the Canadian and U.S. governments has been quietly scrapped due to lack of funds.

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Carbon tax may close steel plants: report

Churchville, VAFarmers, along with the rest of us, could get hit with a triple jolt of regulatory shock if the Environment Protection Agency goes forward with its announced controls on carbon emissions. Consumers are already paying heavily for the federal mandate that puts a huge chunk of our corn crop, as ethanol, into our gas tanks instead of into our meat, milk, and eggs. While food costs soar, along with fuel costs, it is a waste of good corn as it contributes almost zero to our energy independence.
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Potential for fraud in carbon markets: PwC

As Canada looks to carbon markets as a way to curb emissions, recent controversies in Europe have raised concerns on their viability and susceptibility to fraud. Jonathan Holmes, forensic accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, tells BNN fraud continues to plague carbon markets and companies should act with caution.

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Climate change: Would you be willing to pay a carbon tax to help fight climate change?

Far more Canadians than Americans believe climate change is real, according to a report released Wednesday by think tanks in the U.S. and Canada.

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Look to Europe for next phase of B.C.’s carbon tax

When it comes to good urban planning, transportation and taking action on climate change, Europe has a lot to teach us.

B.C. took important baby steps with its Climate Action Plan of 2008. Three years later, however, the baby is still clinging to the coffee table.

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B.C. NDP leadership candidate Horgan changes track on carbon tax

New Democrat John Horgan voted against the carbon tax in the legislature, but now the candidate for the party leadership says the tax should survive as part of a climate-change program that would include a cap-and-trade component targeting large industrial emitters.

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Carbon Credits

The Saskatchewan government is currently drafting regulations to establish the rules for buying and selling carbon offsets.

Carbon is sequestered in the ground by no-till farming practises, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases.

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Rating the potential high cost of carbon to investors

Stocks in Toronto are booming because of Canadas treasure trove of red hot resource companies, but the markets dependence on rocks, trees and oil carries an underappreciated risk. Canadian shares are heavily exposed to any move to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions.

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Canada won’t jump into cap-and-trade carbon market on its own: Kent

OTTAWA Canada’s new environment minister is rejecting the advice of a government advisory panel that has urged him to moved ahead with made-in-Canada climate change policies, despite uncertainty about U.S. measures and regulations.

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Opinion: George Abbott responds to criticism on carbon tax promise

I recently read your editorial posted on January 9 regarding my proposal to add a question on the carbon tax alongside the HST referendum.

Obviously, I was disappointed you disagreed with my position on the matter. In hopes that you may reconsider that position, or at least pass this response along to your readers, I wanted to offer my response to the five points you raised.

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Carbon plan needed with or without U.S.: panel

Canada should proceed with its own climate change initiatives including a cap and trade system for carbon whether or not it has the support of the U.S., a government appointed advisory panel has recommended.

In a report Tuesday, the National Roundtable on Environment and the Economy suggested Canada adopt its own solution to climate change over the next 10 years, while the U.S. decides what direction it will take in its own economic and environmental policies.

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Independent group of experts will investigate alleged carbon dioxide leak

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A group of international experts will be analyzing a farm near Weyburn to determine if a carbon capture project is leaking onto the land.

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NDP candidate wants carbon tax used to fund big projects

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VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – If elected, he’s hoping to use the carbon tax to pay for long-awaited transportation projects in Metro Vancouver.

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Carbon credits may be cash crop

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Saskatchewan farmers could one day be selling carbon credits along with their wheat and canola, a presenter at Crop Production Week said Thursday.

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Alberta politicians battle over carbon storage

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Two Alberta political heavyweights are at odds when it comes to carbon capture and storage, following a Saskatchewan couple’s complaints that their property has been polluted by the process.

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An internet of ceiling lights, and the carbon footprint of websites

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Ceiling lights provide internet path, Google Analytics helps out a website carbon footprinting application, and Call2Recycle names executive director in Canada.

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Abbott eyes ballot on carbon tax

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The future of British Columbias carbon tax will be left up to the people if George Abbott has his way.

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B.C. leadership candidate promises vote on carbon tax

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VANCOUVERB.C. Liberal leadership candidate George Abbott says he supports a province-wide referendum on the future of British Columbias groundbreaking carbon tax.

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Heavyweight Liberal candidates Abbott and de Jong offer governmental reform

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Candidates for B.C. premier promised widespread reform to government Tuesday during a busy day of jockeying in both the Liberal and NDP leadership races.

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Criminal Carbon Trading Schemes Escalate

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