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Economy, Environment

Canada set to become member of International Renewable Energy Agency

Canada is set to join the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the world’s largest intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to sustainable energy sources, officials announced Thursday. “Canada has been working hard, both at home and abroad, to» 

Economy, Environment

Hydro power leads Canada’s renewable energy generation

Canada generates about two-thirds of its electricity from renewable sources, primarily from hydro, but also from wind, biomass and solar, according to a new report released by the National Energy Board (NEB). Only five countries produce a similar or larger share of electricity» 

Environment, Politics

Caribou decline, Arctic shipping and renewable energy: WWF – Canada looks back at 2016

The Arctic is already experiencing the effects of climate change with extremely alarming statistics on temperature rise and lack of sea ice that require urgent global action, says the president of World Wildlife Fund – Canada. “We need to take» 

Environment

No simple solution for Ottawa’s carbon pricing scheme in northern Canada

There can be no “cookie cutter” approach to implementing Ottawa’s carbon pricing scheme in northern Canada, says a leading expert on northern and Arctic development. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that Canada’s 10 provinces and three territories have until» 

Economy, Environment

Time to invest in renewable energy for Arctic communities: WWF-Canada

The need to replace Nunavut’s ageing diesel-powered generators in the near future creates an ideal opportunity to invest in more renewable energy sources for Canada’s Arctic communities, says World Wildlife Fund-Canada. Reducing the reliance of isolated northern communities on the» 

Economy, Environment, Society

Greenpeace report on sustainable development in Nunavut lacks substance: expert

A recent Greenpeace-commissioned report outlining a roadmap for sustainable development in Nunavut is a good first step but it still misses the point, says a Canadian expert on Arctic development. The report, entitled Beyond Fossil Fuels – Sustainable Economic Development Opportunities»