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We’ve made progress to curb global emissions. But it’s a fraction of what’s needed

The global pandemic caused an unprecedented drop in global emissions. But this is likely to rebound as economies start to recover.
The use of coal for electric power has been declining fast in the U.S. AP Photo/J. David Ake

What’s really driving coal power’s demise?

Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn't significantly accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here's what did.
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Global emissions are down by an unprecedented 7% — but don’t start celebrating just yet

The pandemic, along with other recent trends such as the shift towards clean energy, have placed us at a crossroad: the choices we make today can change the course of global emissions.
Joe Biden speaks about climate change and wildfires affecting western states on Sept. 14, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

What Joe Biden’s climate plan means for Canada

Biden's strong climate change position doesn't appear to have hurt him in the key swing state of Pennsylvania or in the general election more broadly. Here's what it means for Canada.
Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole holds his first news conference as leader on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in August 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

The risk of ‘peak oil demand’ for Canada’s Conservatives

Recent industry reports indicate that we may be approaching peak global demand for oil. If that's the case, the federal Conservatives may need to rethink their electoral strategy.

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