Canada tries to hide Alberta tar sands carbon emissions

Barely a day goes by it seems when someone from Stephen Harper’s government is not touting the benefits of the Alberta tar sands. Read more…..

Oilsands emissions data left out of UN report

The federal government has acknowledged that it deliberately excluded data indicating a 20 per cent increase in pollution from Canada’s oilsands industry in 2009 from a recent 567-page report on …

U.S 2011 budget proposal

This document outlines US 2011 Budget spending on Climate Change initiatives and Clean Energy initiatives.  Funding was increased in many areas related to such areas such as for implementation of …

Q&A regarding climate legislation

This document is a question and answer piece, which highlights several current issues such as the progress of tailpipe emissions standards being passed, technologies for oil and gas industries, market …

Proposal for evaluating upstream GHG emissions of tar sands

This document is the Proposal for Evaluating Upstream GHG emissions of Tar Sands as Feedstock for a notional European Refinery as defined for the JEC Well-to-Wheel Study.  It conveys two …

Member’s of European Parliament letter to Commissioner Hedegaard re FQD and carbon intensity

This letter from a group of Members of European Parliament to the Commissioner for climate action, Connie Hedegaard, expresses their concern with the removal of a specified carbon intensity value …

Tar sands a priority in the EU

This document is a request form sent by the European Commission to develop a “GHG reporting methodology to calculate life cycle GHG emissions for road transport fuel”.  The request also …

Canada’s concern over oil sands and the fuel quality directive, meeting with Iris Evans

This document outlines a meeting with the Alberta Minister of Intergovernmental and International Relations, Iris Evans in which similar concerns are proposed in terms of the Canadian Government feels that …

Note for Mr. Jos Delbeke regarding the FQD

This is a note for the attention of Director General of Climate Action in the EU Mr. Jos Delbeke.  In the article is information regarding the Fuel Quality Directive, what …

Scenario brief- Canadian officials meet with Marvin Odum and Brian Malnak

This document provides a scenario brief for a meeting with several Canadian Officials and Shell Officials, Marvin Odum and Brian Malnak.  The meeting discusses Shell Oil Company and its call …

Reducing GHG emissions in Canada

This briefing note details several things including a domestic approach to reducing GHG emissions in Canada and harmonizing its GHG emission targets with the US, as well as technology developments, …

US standards to reduce GHG emissions limits from 2012-2016

This memorandum’s focus is to provide information regarding the U.S. national regulations on GHG emissions on new cars and light trucks of the 2012-2016 model years and California’s support in …

Obama and a ‘Hybrid’ climate energy bill-legislation

This article discusses the progress being made by President Obama and his Government to try and implement and pass new legislation which would see new climate standards implemented in the …

Canada’s concern over oil sands and the fuel quality directive: Meeting with Ross Hornby

This document presents Canada’s concerns over the FGQ in a meeting with Ambassador Ross Hornby, which plans to implement higher GHG intensity values for crude oil obtained from tar sands …

U.S legislative and regulatory action on climate change and clean energy

This document outlines current legislative initiatives being undertaken both by the US Congress as well as the EPA through its regulatory authority under the Clean Air Act. The document discusses …

Post Copenhagen climate negotiations

This document provides a brief update as to the status of post Copenhagen climate negotiations as well as some information as to how to progress forward and implement the Accord.  …

Consultation paper on the measures necessary for the implementation of Article 7a(5)

“Consultation paper on the measures necessary for the implementation of Article 7a(5).” European Commission.

Renewable energy in Canada

This document outlines information pertaining to renewable energy in Canada in preparation for the IEA Ministerial Meeting.  It discusses how Canada is a leader in renewable energy technologies, currently renewable …

Talking points for Lisa Raitt- Canada’s oil sands

This document outlines key speaking points for Lisa Raitt which shed a positive light on Oil Sands production and the ‘actions’ undertaken by the Government of Canada to develop these …

News Release, Canada seen as ‘leader’ at CSLF

This news release discusses Canada’s ‘Clean Energy Leadership’ at the Global Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum in the form of funding for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and other clean energy …

U.S-Canada clean energy dialogue action plan – report to leaders

The U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Action Plan expresses the need for joint collaboration between both Canada and the US to combat climate change and implement legislation to enforce lower carbon …

U.S-Canada clean energy dialogue action plan

The U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Action Plan expresses the need for joint collaboration between both Canada and the US to combat climate change and implement legislation to enforce lower carbon …

Canada’s climate change plan

This document outlines some initiatives and ‘commitments’ undertaken by the Government of Canada to address the issue of climate change as well as plans to reach targets set.  This includes …