Greenhouse Gases

Posted on October 15, 2012

A report presents 17 steps (most of them no-brainers) for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of the economy, in a program that will help Canada meet its international commitments.

Canada can meet its commitments under the Kyoto protocol, ac-cording to the recently published Canadian Solutions, a 17-step action plan for federal and provincial governments. This 100-page report presents a mix of fiscal, regulatory and voluntary initiatives that can be implemented immediately to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in all sectors of the economy through the use of currently available technologies.

Posted on July 18, 2012

by Anna Tilman

Whatever happened to the proposed federal Clean Air Act? After all, this minority government wanted a “made in Canada” solution to climate change and air pollution. And the Kyoto Protocol was going to be really bad for the Cana­dian economy! So, while the opposition brought in amend­ments to the proposed Clean Air Act, mainly trying to en­sure reductions in Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and Canada’s compliance with Kyoto, in April of this year the government came out with its Clean Air Regulatory Agen­da (CARA), a plan shrouded in a blanket of secrecy and confidentiality – and essentially killed any possible passing of the amended Clean Air Act.

Posted on July 11, 2012

by Susan MacVittie 

While governments and industry draft pages of policy to try to clean up the issue of reducing greenhouse gases, the bid for a zero waste approach just got stronger. Stop Trashing the Climate, a report released in June by the US-based Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, reveals that significantly decreasing waste sent to landfills and incinerators will reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to closing one-fifth of US coal-fired power plants. 

Wasting directly impacts climate change because it is directly linked to global resource extraction, transportation, processing and manufacturing.

For instance, landfills are the largest source of

Posted on June 25, 2012

by Arthur Caldicott

British Columbia’s production of natural gas and coal is the business of moving hydrocarbons out of the

Posted on December 04, 2008

by Arthur Caldicott

It’s not the sports, obviously. The Olympics are not a major contributor of greenhouse gases (GHGs) or other pollutants. They are all about human-powered sporting activities, and how dirty can that be?