Bureaucratic impediments and regulations make simple, common-sense solutions to fight climate change a no-go in Ontario.
Tar sands projects are especially vulnerable because the cost of extracting oil from the tar sands is worse than for any other resource.
Subsidies on solar in Canada are essential until it reaches grid parity and can generate electricity at the same cost or lower than traditional fuels.
Canadians want action on climate change they are frustrated by the inability of Canada to develop a credible path forward. For years, governments that have mouthed platitudes about reducing greenhouse gas emissions while making no credible efforts to meet our international obligations.
As concerns about the impacts of climate change mount, the movement among investors to divest from fossil fuels is gathering momentum. Divestment -- the opposite of investment -- refers to ditching investments that are unethical, harmful or morally questionable.
Despite international initiatives like the 2015 Paris Agreement, based on decades of research and evidence from around the world about human-caused global warming, those who would risk human health and survival for short-term profits from a destructive sunset industry appear to have the upper hand -- for now.
Climate change is "Made in China," but they get off scot-free. We need to admit one simple truth: handicapping Canadians with a tax will have zero effect on global climate change. However, that doesn't mean we can't exert influence and pursue real solutions.
The companies will be investing billions.
The city has been working towards this since 2008.