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Building a consensus on climate change? Not so easy, after all.

When the premiers balked at a pan-Canadian tax on carbon, the Prime Minister was left to speak vaguely. Is a cohesive national plan even possible?<p>For …

Vancouver summit kept lid on overheated energy-environment debate: Hébert | The Star

VANCOUVER—First the good news: On the most divisive federal-provincial issue on the horizon, Canada’s first ministers managed to have a face-to-face …

Premiers agree on need for carbon-pricing, but details still up in the air | The Star

VANCOUVER—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was able to get the premiers to agree to carbon-pricing as part of a Canadian strategy to reduce greenhouse …

Justin Trudeau and the the art of the climate change deal

At their Vancouver meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers put off a clear decision on the hardest part of a national climate change …

Feds could enforce national carbon price with or without provincial buy-in

The federal government doesn’t legally need Saskatchewan’s support to enforce a minimum price on carbon in the prairie province.<p>Premier Brad Wall …

Environment minister pushes for carbon pricing despite worries it could ‘kneecap’ energy sector

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna says the Liberal government has not yet determined a minimum national carbon price for its climate …

Canada

Brad Wall won't sign on to national carbon tax

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has announced he will not be signing any agreement with the federal government that includes a national carbon …

Canada

Ottawa seeks to set national minimum on carbon pricing

Ottawa is aiming to work out a deal with the provinces over the next six months to set a national minimum carbon price of at least $15 per tonne.<p>The government is looking to establish working groups, including one on carbon pricing, and wants agreement on a national strategy by September in its bid …

Ontario's cap-and-trade program and competitiveness

Today, let’s talk about competitiveness pressures on industry under carbon pricing and how carbon pricing policy can be designed to address these …

Cap and Trade

Ontario could offer some cap-and-trade exemptions to big polluters

Ontario's Environment Minister is suggesting the province will go easy on industrial polluters under its coming cap-and-trade program, which is aimed at driving down greenhouse gas emissions to battle climate change.<p>Glen Murray said he is prepared to give a break to some industries and companies, …

Independent agency needed to manage Ontario’s cap and trade

A few weeks ago, Ontario's Premier announced her government's intention to introduce a cap-and-trade system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Although many have applauded this announcement, there are still many critics – and they are only now beginning to gather their forces. Kathleen Wynne …

Cap and trade explained: What Ontario’s shift on emissions will mean

On Monday, Premier Kathleen Wynne formally announced what The Globe revealed two weeks ago: that Ontario will launch a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions.<p>The plan is to link Ontario's system to those already in place in Quebec and California, creating a carbon market of 61 million people and …

Four things Ontario’s cap-and-trade plan must get right

<i>Paul Boothe is Director of the Lawrence National Centre for Policy and Management at Western University and a member of</i> <i>Canada's Ecofiscal Commission. Christopher Ragan is an associate professor of economics at McGill University and Chair of the</i> <i>Ecofiscal Commission.</i><p>This week, Ontario Premier …

Ontario urged not to give breaks to big polluters under cap-and-trade

Ontario must not go easy on big polluters lobbying for breaks under the upcoming cap-and-trade program, a coalition of 80 businesses, environmental groups and labour unions warns in a report to be released Thursday.<p>The province should create an arms-length agency to handle the money raised from the …

Document outlines Ontario Liberals’ plan for cap-and-trade-system

Ontario is preparing to introduce a cap-and-trade system in 2017 to put a price on carbon emissions and reduce greenhouse gases, and it will mean extra costs for businesses and individuals.<p>A document circulated to industry and business leaders this fall for comment shows the Liberal government …

Ontario plans cap-and-trade on greenhouse gas emissions

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is preparing to bring in a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions, an ambitious move that could amount to the nation's single largest salvo in the battle against global warming.<p>The new system would be linked with Quebec and California's current …

Solar companies have proposals in seven of Peterborough County's eight townships

PETERBOROUGH COUNTY — Renewable energy companies are scouring Peterborough County for land that could play host to solar farms, with solar project …

Neighbours form group to fight proposed solar farm in Douro

DOURO -- A group of concerned neighbours has joined together to fight the development of a proposed solar farm near Douro. EDF-Energies Nouvelles …

Province puts heat on Big Solar

A solar storm is about to hit Ontario.<p>Touched off by Ontario’s latest green-energy buying spree, dozens of solar-farm projects are being pitched by …

Solar flares: How renewable energy is raising hackles in rural Ontario — and across Canada

NAPANEE, Ont. — Canadians know Napanee, a port town of 16,000 near Kingston, for two things. First, Sir John A. Macdonald opened a law office here …

Fears over wild beaver disappearance

There is concern that England's only wild beavers have disappeared.<p>The animals, which were first sighted on a Devon river in 2013, have not been seen since September.<p>One local wildlife film maker fears human visitors may have scared them away.<p>Jemma Woodman reports.<p><i>You can see more on this story on</i> …

The root of this flood crisis? A mad dash for EU cash, writes GEORGE MONBIOT

A devastating flood has two components. One of them is obvious: lots of water falling from the sky.<p>The other is less discussed but just as important: …

Environment

Liz Truss has chosen to protect farmers over flood victims | George Monbiot

By doing everything the farming lobby asks, the UK environment secretary is using public money to make the flooding of the built environment even more likely<p>Those of you with memories longer than a week will be aware that Britain experienced a degree of hydrological inconvenience in December. You …

Built Environment

England's only wild beavers returned home

A family of beavers, the only such creatures in England, have been released back into their river home after being certified as healthy<p>A family of beavers, the only such creatures in England, have been released back into their river home after being given a clean bill of health.<p>The beavers were …

Wild beaver gives birth in England

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1175000/1175793_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534363201_4eec84495a73faf7e39d95a1840381bc<p><b>A female from the first wild beaver colony in England for centuries has given birth to at least two young.</b><p>New footage shows the kits …

Wildlife

British Beavers Gnaw Their Way Back, but Are They Worth a Dam?

Gone for centuries, toothy rodent resurfaces in U.K. to love, hostility; ‘illegally released’<p>OTTERY ST. MARY, England—When beavers surfaced in the River Otter, Mark Owen smelled a rat.<p>It had been centuries—probably before poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born in this village in 1772—since wild …

Stop the control freaks who want to capture England's wild beavers

The government is going against public opinion, and its reasons for wanting to rehome beavers in Devon fall apart easily<p>British people love wildlife, but the government, yet again, seems determined to show that it hates it.<p>An opinion poll in Scotland found that 86% of respondents were in favour of …