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The Promise of Urban Innovation Centers Hinges on Housing

With a horizon of snow-capped peaks, old-growth forest and a city of glass, creative leaders see Vancouver as a living lab for developing…
Fossil fuel divestment, divestment, climate change, climate change risks, Canada, United Arab Emirates, pensions, Leon Kaye, corporate governance, CALPERS

Inaction on Climate Change Leaves Millions of Pensions at Risk Worldwide

The Asset Owners Disclosure Project, the mission of which is to shield the owners of assets such as securities, stocks and bonds from…
Canada, Justin Trudeau, social spending, austerity, innovation, Leon Kaye, Brazil, Argentina, China, gender equality

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Swims Against the Tide of Austerity

In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going…
Suncor, oil sands, Canada, climate change, carbon tax, shareholder resolutions, Leon Kaye, oil and gas

Oil Sands Giant Tells Shareholders to Vote ‘Yes’ on Climate Change Disclosure

Suncor, a $31 billion integrated energy giant based in Calgary, Alberta, is advising its shareholders to vote “yes” on a proposal that mandates…
Obama administration, Barbara Boxer, Justin Trudeau, climate change, Arctic, methane, clean energy, Leon Kaye, Republicans

U.S. and Canada Promise More Cooperation on Climate Change

In a joint statement, U.S. President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pledged to work closely together on climate change, clean…
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Looking Forward: Lessons in Energy Efficiency from Canada

The always-witty Phillipe Dunsky, president of Dunsky Energy Consulting, thinks that while Canada’s past on that front might have been humdrum, it’s a…
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McDonald’s Kale Salad Dishes out More Calories than a Double Big Mac

It turns out that in Canada, McDonald's salads that include kale have more calories than a Double Big Mac.
Ontario’s journey of diversification and evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader provides a useful case study.

Lessons Learned: Creating a Sustainable, Resource-Based Economy

Rohan Mohan and Stephen Thompson discuss Ontario’s evolution from a petrochemical pioneer to a bio-hybrid chemistry leader.
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British Columbia’s Carbon Tax is Working

British Columbia, the third most populous province in Canada, enacted a carbon tax in 2008. How successful has the tax been? It decreased…
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Alberta Declares Ambitious Climate Plan in Time for Paris

The election of the New Democratic Party’s candidate, Rachel Notley, in Alberta, Canada, was declared by BBC News to be a “political earthquake.…
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Shell Inaugurates $1B Carbon Capture Project in Alberta’s Oil Sands

Located about 18 miles northeast of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Shell's new carbon capture and storage (CCS) project will capture about a third of…
Off to catch prawns where they are now planning a major LNG project

This Time It Is in My Backyard: Can I Practice What I Preach?

I’ve spent more than 25 years working on major extractive projects around the world, helping operators and planners to engage and collaborate with…
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SmartHalo Exceeds Kickstarter Goal on Day One

Smart bike tools are smart marketing concepts these days, as Cyclelabs' new Kickstarter project, SmartHalo, proved this week. It took less than 24…
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Canadian Prime Minister’s Photo Gaffe Highlights Spotty Conservation Record

Using the wrong picture to go with an ad concerning wild salmon habitat restoration shouldn’t be that big of a deal, right? If…
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Dissecting the Farm-to-Table Fable

To hear some farmers tell it, the farm-to-table concept doesn't work. There's too much opportunity for restaurants to build on hype, and too…
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