Editor’s Note: in addition to being one of Canada’s foremost energy analysts, David Hughes is also a Cortes Island resident.
By Dan Mesec, CICK News, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced to net zero between 2040 and 2055 in order to limit global warming to 1.5 Celsius above pre-industrial levels. The British Columbia government has pledged to reduce emissions by 80 per cent from 2007 levels by 2050 through its CleanBC Plan and the federal government has pledged that Canada will be net zero by 2050.
Continue reading LNG Exports Put Canada’s Emissions Targets At Risk
By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Federal Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan used the same phrase on Thursday to offer an olive branch to opponents of a government-owned oil pipeline that he did five months ago: “We see you and we hear you.”
Continue reading ‘We See You And We Hear You’ – Says The Minister
When the world went into lockdown, the global demand for electricity dropped 20%. By the end of March, 50% of the traffic disappeared from city streets. The demand for fossil fuels evaporated. Coal fired generation has suffered its’ largest drop since World War II. A new International Energy Agency (IEA) report suggests the post COVID energy world could be far more carbon free.
Continue reading The Post COVID Energy World
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
The Canadian government’s recent COVID-19 initiative for the gas and oil industry may signal Ottawa has reached a turning point and is responding to public pressure to address the climate crisis, noted environmentalist Tzeporah Berman says.
Continue reading Ottawa Has Reached A Turning Point
500 people from across Canada logged in to hear Linda Solomon Wood‘s conversation with Tzeporah Berman, last night, about the federal government’s big oil bailout! It was the second in a series of National Observer interviews being held over Zoom. Berman gave a message of hope.
Continue reading Tzeporah Berman: A Message of Hope