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Anti-carbon tax protesters wave signs and chant slogans as they block a westbound lane of the Trans Canada Highway near Cochrane, Alta., April 1, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Big government, big trouble? Defending the future of Canada’s climate policy

Why the public resistance to carbon tax policies? New research suggests a few key factors that may play a role in influencing popular support for carbon tax efforts in Canada.
Anti-carbon tax protesters wave signs and chant slogans as they block a westbound lane of the Trans Canada highway near Cochrane, Alta., on April 1, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Fossil fuel subsidies cost Canadians a lot more money than the carbon tax

Never mind the carbon tax. Tax breaks and public spending for fossil fuel companies cost taxpayers billions every year and hurt the environment.
Pumpjacks draw out oil and gas from wellheads near Calgary on April 28, 2023. A recent bill proposing a ban on fossil-fuel ads has drawn the ire of the oil and gas industry. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Bill C-372: Banning fossil fuel ads does not go far enough

Bill C-372 does not curtail free speech and, if anything, demonstrates how banning fossil fuel ads does not go nearly far enough.
People walk on the snowless streets of Place Jacques Cartier in Old Montréal on Jan. 3, 2024. February 2024 was the warmest February in human history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The world is not moving fast enough on climate change — social sciences can help explain why

Climate change is often seen as solely a technical problem. This is a misguided belief. Understanding how to build a better world begins, and ends, with understanding the societies which inhabit it.
The global energy transition needs to be just and fair to all, but the chance of that happening is getting slim, says a new report by 22 international researchers. Martin Bergsma/Shutterstock

The energy transition can be fair, just and inclusive – but the window of opportunity is closing fast

For the green transition to be fair and just to people and communities around the globe, countries must change the way energy is used and governed.
A heat exchanger and transfer pipes at Dominion Energy’s Cove Point LNG Terminal in Lusby, Md. AP Photo/Cliff Owen

Biden’s ‘hard look’ at liquefied natural gas exports raises a critical question: How does natural gas fit with US climate goals?

The US, a minor liquefied natural gas supplier a decade ago, now is the world’s top source. That’s good for energy security, but bad for Earth’s climate. An energy scholar explains the trade-offs.

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