Climate science says humans must cut greenhouse gas emissions to keep global warming to 1.5C by 2100. This section explores climate change science, politics, international policies, and progress meeting emissions targets.


Policy – General

Global energy sector being reshaped – article by International Energy Agency

Decarbonizing the things we make and build – green industrial policy – video interview with Rebecca Dell, ClimateWorks Foundation

What is the optimal subsidy for residential solar? A new study finds the answer – video interview with Prof. Eric Hittinger, Rochester Institute of Technology

Carbon pricing is over-hyped…more regulation, industrial policy needed to reduce emissions – Energi Talks podcast with Dr. Danny Cullenward, Stanford energy economist and lawyer

Forgiving COVID-19 financial support for corporations in return for lower greenhouse gas emissions – video interview with Uday Varadarajan, Rocky Mountain Institute

Recent social “cost of carbon” developments in US and Canada – video interview with Prof. David Wright, law faculty, University of Calgary

International

Petro-states need help transitioning off oil/gas revenues – video interview with Axel Dalman of Carbon Tracker

Leading countries drive global progress on energy efficiency

Global move to carbon pricing set to “transform” upstream oil/gas economics – video interview with Graham Kellas, senior VP of fiscal research for Wood Mackenzie

Carbon Border Taxes

Canadians closely watching European carbon border tax adjustment legislation – video interview with economist Michael Berstein, Canadians for Clean Prosperity

Carbon border adjustments are coming! What you need to know – video interview with economist Francis Fong of the TD Bank

Why doesn’t foreign oil pay carbon tax like Canadian co.s? Border tax adjustments may be the answer – video interview with economist Michael Berstein, Canadians for Clean Prosperity

G7

Climate has biggest G7 leader summit ever – video interview with Dr. John Kirton, director of the G7 research group, University of Toronto.

Decarbonization Pathways

Managing the energy transition: Pathways to Canada’s net-zero future – Anchor story interview with economist Jason Dion, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

Net-zero US economy not difficult or expensive – study – Anchor story interview with Prof. Jim Williams, University of San Francisco

A just decarbonizing of the American energy system – Energi Talks podcast with Dr. Steve Pacala about study, “Accelerating Decarbonization of the United States Energy System”

India faces big decarbonization challenges – Energi Talks podcast with economist Dr. Vaibhav Chaturvedi of India’s Council on Energy, Environment, and Water

Decarbonization pathways for Latin America – Energi Talks podcast with Dr. Chris Bataille, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations, located in Paris.

Klein vs Hislop: Battle climate change like it’s WWII? – Energi Talks podcast with Dr. Seth Klein, author of “A GOOD WAR: MOBILIZING CANADA FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY”

Net-zero emissions by 2050 requires a new approach – video interview with Dr. James Meadowcroft, research director of The Transition Accelerator

IEA Net-Zero by 2050 Report

Canadian energy conversation likely to change after IEA’s Net-Zero by 2050 report – video interview with Prof. Monica Gattinger, University of Ottawa

Global youth see nothing but opportunity in IEA’s Net-Zero by 2050 report – video interview with Shakti Ramkumar, Student Energy

How IEA’s Net-Zero by 2050 report plays into global climate politics ahead of COP26 this fall – video interview with Dr. Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg

Risk to finance, fossil fuels sectors spikes under IEA’s net-zero by 2050 scenario – video interview with Kingsmill Bond, Carbon Tracker

Investor demands for low-carbon future now aligned with IEA thanks to Net-Zero by 2050 report – video interview with Danielle Fugere, As You Sow

Canadian oil/gas faces rocky future if global govts adopt IEA’s net-zero by 2050 scenario – video interview with Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, University of Calgary

Canadian Policy

Canada’s carbon tax systems due for a tune-up, expect Ottawa to act soon – video interview with economist Dave Sawyer, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

Which policy levers does Trudeau pull to meet new climate targets? – video interview with economist Michael Bernstein, Canadians for Clean Prosperity

Canada likely to apply carbon tax to imported goods, along with USA and Europe – video interview with economist Michael Bernstein, Canadians for Clean Prosperity

Handy list of Canadian climate regulations

It’s in Canada’s economic interest to be inside Biden’s clean energy tent – video interview with Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada

New innovation minister an opportunity for new innovation ideas – video interview with Robert Asselin, Senior VP, Policy at the Business Council of Canada

5 reasons why higher carbon prices require stronger green industrial policy – video interview with Dr. Brendan Haley, Broadbent Institute

Carbon pricing can close half the gap to Canada’s 2050 net-zero target – video interview with Michael Bernstein, executive director of Clean Prosperity Canada

Trudeau’s climate accountability legislation a “failure of leadership” – video interview with Green Party MP Elizabeth May

Ottawa’s Clean Fuel Standard explained – video interview with Marla Orenstein, director of the Natural Resources Centre at the Canada West Foundation

Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard modified to accommodate concerns – video interview with Marla Orenstein, director of the Natural Resources Centre at the Canada West Foundation

The ghost of C-69: New federal environmental impact review not as advertised by critics? – video interview with Prof. David Wright, University of Calgary law

Calgary MP criticizes federal environmental impact assessments – video interviews with Greg McLean, MP for Calgary Centre

Throne Speech: “green recovery” looks good for BC, Alberta – video interview with Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, Colorado School of Mines

Requirement for big oil companies to disclose climate risk a good start, but more action needed – video interview with Prof. George Hoberg, University of British Columbia

Cleantech sector ready to be key part of Ottawa’s post-COVID-19 recovery strategy – Zoffee with Joanna Kyriazis, Senior Policy Advisor for Clean Energy Canada

Federal bailout: The case for Ottawa helping oil patch companies pivot to low-carbon future – video interview with Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon of the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Canadian Provincial/Municipal Policy

Alberta needs a coherent climate plan to attract investors – video interview with Chris Severson-Baker, Pembina Institute

BC is first province to set sectoral GHG emissions reduction targets – video interview with Neil Dobson, executive director of CleanBC Implementation at the Climate Action Secretariat

Alberta sales tax, consumer carbon tax proposed by business group – video interview with economist Mike Holden of the Business Council of Alberta

Ontario failing on climate change as GHG emissions rise

Canadian cities, towns play key role in renewable energy revolution – video interview with Kirby Calvert, CEKAP (Community Energy Knowledge Action Partnership)

Alberta carbon tax deep dive: Not a job killer, competitive advantage for oil sands producers – Energi Media deep dive

Quebec banning sale of gasoline cars in 2035 – video interview with Joanna Kyriazis of Clean Energy Canada

Energy efficiency Canada scorecard: BC is #1, Alberta is #8 – video interview with Dr. Brendan Haley, Efficiency Canada

It ain’t sexy, but energy efficiency can pay big dividends for Canadian industry – video interview with Allan Fogwill, CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute

How ready is YOUR province for a low-carbon future? – video interview with Weseem Ahmed, analyst, Canadian Institute for Climate Choices

Energy Efficiency Alberta folded into Emissions Reduction Alberta – video interview with Steve MacDonald, CEO of Emissions Reduction Alberta

Why getting building codes, regulations right matters as Canada builds EV charging infrastructure – video interview with Brendan McEwen, director of Electric Mobility and Low Carbon Strategies for AES Engineering

Investors looking for a clear and credible climate plan in Alberta – Energi Media article

United States Policy

Time for the United States to compete with China in global clean energy finance – Energi Talks podcast with Dr. Johannes Urpelainen of Johns Hopkins

Implementing Joe Biden’s aggressive climate policies

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