There are precedents regarding power generation and ethanol but no nation has ever achieved as comprehensive and dramatic this fast.
The coal, oil and natural gas industries are also connected with human rights violations, public health disasters and environmental devastation.
These technologies could turn into a powerful tool for fighting global warming, and they have the potential to address historical climate injustices.
Words matter because they influence the way we understand environmental problems and shape their solutions.
Millions of people worldwide are either indifferent to a carbon tax or opposed. If citizens were motivated by potential carbon dividends, maybe politicians would finally take action on climate change.
An American coal company is suing the Canadian government over Alberta's plan to combat climate change.
The country's carbon emissions should level off again soon.
The average consumerist suburban lifestyle is unsustainable. But what if affluent suburbanites and battlers alike ditch the rat race and embrace economic 'degrowth'? Here's how it might unfold.
Drivers buy less gas when filling the tank burns holes in their wallets.
Multiple studies have found the overall impact on labor markets to be minor, even if some workers will need new career paths.
A Green New Deal would confront both climate change and social inequality. Its prospects in the United States are uncertain, but Canada should endeavour to develop one of its own anyway.
The 'thin green line' of resistance against any new infrastructure for shipping oil, gas and coal abroad has won many battles. But it faces a new source of pressure: the Trump administration.
Canada has joined the international community in calling for a transition away from fossil fuels. There is no reason to wait for more painful disruption before planning for that transition.
The UK's "illegal" backup power subsidy scheme effectively subsidised fossil fuel power generation. Lets use the hiatus to build a more flexible, low carbon energy system.
The head of the World Health Organization calls air pollution 'the new tobacco' because it causes millions of preventable deaths yearly. Fine particle pollution is especially deadly.
Anti-fossil fuel activism is gaining ground where previous climate campaigns have failed, largely because it resonates better with people.
Despite politically powerful coal communities helping elect a president who vowed guarantee their continued prosperity, their future remains more uncertain than ever.
A wealth tax would put a price on past emissions and could be used to mitigate the negative effects of poverty, including vulnerability to climate change.
Big oil and gas companies spent far more fighting this ballot initiative than the measure's supporters did.
Burning natural gas produces less greenhouse gases than coal or oil. But the methane emissions associated with natural gas production and liquefaction threaten to erode its environmental benefits.