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Legislation enables carbon dioxide storage in Alberta

The legislation, named

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Canada Plans to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions with $1.3 Billion CCS Investment

Canadian authorities have given the green light to a C$1.24 billion (US$1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration plant in Saskatchewan, which aims to slash annual greenhouse gas emissions by around 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.

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SaskPower building carbon capture into $1.2-billion retrofit of Boundary Dam generating station

The Saskatchewan government has given the green light to a long-planned, $1.2-billion project that will rebuild one of its old coal power plants to pump its greenhouse gas emissions underground.

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Duncan, Hastman debate NDPs carbon cap-and-trade policy

EDMONTON – The NDPs carbon cap-and-trade policy would reinvest any money collected from Alberta back into the province, Edmonton-Strathcona candidate Linda Duncan said Friday.

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So, what about carbon emissions?

OTTAWA Stephen Harper is warning that the NDP’s plan to reduce carbon emissions would increase gasoline prices. But the reality is that Canadians would likely feel more pain at the pumps under any of the main political parties.

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Saskatchewan Approves $1.3 Billion Project to Test Carbon Capture Systems

The Canadian province of Saskatchewan has approved a C$1.24 billion ($1.3 billion) carbon capture and storage project to test the effectiveness of the technology at keeping the gas out of the atmosphere.

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Why Concrete’s Colossal Footprint is More Complicated Than You Think (and Why That Matters to Everyone)

When one complains about the environmental footprint of concrete, the main issue is usually the carbon footprint that comes from the production of cement. But cement is only about 15% of concrete; the rest is aggregate, the rock that the cement binds together. As this slide from The Highland Companies shows, concrete and aggregate is a big part of infrastructure. And just north of Toronto, in Melancthon, the company wants to dig a honking big hole covering 2,316 acres, over 200 feet below the water table, to supply aggregate to the Greater Toronto Area.

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Oil prices doing the job of carbon tax

The upcoming July carbon tax increase should be axed.

I was a big booster of the carbon tax when it was first announced. My theory was that it is a good tax for the environment to fight climate change and for it to change peoples attitudes. They did

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Is the carbon tax achieving its ultimate goal?

Re: Campbell’s hidden $200-million tax cut, Column, April 12

Professor Mark Jaccard has shown that the carbon tax reform reduced the taxes for a substantial majority of B.C. households.

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Carbon Tax Job Losses

We are told that a carbon tax is needed to reduce Australias production of carbon dioxide in the vain hope of producing a miniscule reduction in global temperature for our great-grandchildren.

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All parties show consensus on carbon pricing, except Tories: survey Read it on Global News: All parties show consensus on carbon pricing, except Tories: survey

OTTAWA – A new survey shows that all the main political parties except the Conservatives are committed to setting a price on greenhouse gas pollution – which environmentalists say is crucial in fighting climate change.

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Heckmann Corporation Teams Up with Encana Natural Gas Inc., Westport Innovations Inc. and Peterbilt Motors Company to Employ the Largest Transport Fleet of Liquefied Natural Gas Powered Trucks in North America

VANCOUVER, April 5 /PRNewswire/ – Westport Innovations Inc. (TSX: WPT) (NASDAQ: WPRT), a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions transportation technologies, today announced that Heckmann Corporation, a water solutions company focused on water issues worldwide and, in particular, oil and natural gas exploration and production, is teaming up with Encana Natural Gas Inc., a subsidiary of Encana Corporation, Westport and Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR Inc to transition its truck fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Under the terms of the agreement, Encana will make fueling services available where Heckmann Water Resources (HWR) operates its fleet of water transportation vehicles.

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Carbon offsets: Does it matter to you whether parties buy them for campaigns?

The Conservatives are the only party not buying offsets for the carbon footprint of their leader’s tour during the federal election campaign.

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Carbon Tax

We are told that the carbon tax will be

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Carbon tax stance a mistake, says NDP leadership candidate

Provincial NDP leadership candidates are turning against former leader Carole Jamess controversial opposition to B.C.s groundbreaking levy on carbon.

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Candidates take a swing at ‘out of touch’ axe-the-tax carbon concept

Candidates for the leadership of the provincial NDP have axed former party head Carole Jamess controversial “axe-the-tax” opposition to B.C.s groundbreaking levy on carbon.

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Manitoba wind farm comes online

ST. JOSEPH, Manitoba, April 5 (UPI) — Manitoba’s largest energy wind farm has been completed and is in operation to deliver enough energy for 50,000 homes in the province, officials said.

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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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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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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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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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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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