Clean energy's Holy Grail?
Canada has passed a law requiring Google and Meta to pay media outlets for news content. Meta will end news sharing in response.
Government money for fossil fuels is back under the microscope as the NDP presses the Liberals to make good on their pledge to scrap “inefficient” subsidies.
Meanwhile, one place where most Canadians don’t mind spending government money is on slashing the shipping industry’s climate pollution.
I’ve been under the weather this week, so unfortunately, I don’t have a big story to bring to you today, but as always, my teammates have been hard at work this week. Check out Cloe Logan’s latest on how a tenants bill of rights could help renters get in on money-saving, climate-friendly energy-efficiency programs. Dive into Matteo Cimellaro’s breakdown of the big questions surrounding Canada’s plan to bring federal laws in line with an international declaration on Indigenous rights. Or read Max Fawcett’s latest take on what will actually phase out Alberta’s oil industry (it’s not Justin Trudeau).
I’ve had some really great email conversations with folks in the CNO community lately — about what we’re doing well, what we could do better and what you’d like to see more of. I’m always grateful for your feedback because it helps me and the rest of my CNO teammates learn how to better serve you.
So, this week I wanted to check in and ask: What do you think is the most undercovered issue in climate news right now? If you’ve got a topic you think we should be covering, I’d love to hear from you. You can find me at [email protected].
Last but not least, I want to make a small correction to last week’s newsletter on the federal government’s new sustainable jobs legislation. I wrote that fossil fuel jobs are expected to decline by at least 93 per cent by 2050 in a net-zero economy, according to research from Clean Energy Canada. In fact, oil production jobs are expected to decline by at least 93 per cent, while all fossil fuel jobs are expected to decline by 66 per cent. My apologies for the mixup!
Have a great weekend and stay safe!
— Dana Filek-Gibson
“I didn't write this history but I’m marking it.” Rochelle Baker speaks with Kwakiutl master carver Stan C. Hunt, whose memorial to residential school children was part of a ceremony to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day this week.
Climate change does not recognize borders. And so, a cross-border initiative called Regenerate Cascadia is reimagining how communities can organize and collaborate to tackle the crisis, Tori Fitzpatrick reports.
“We should have the choice.” As cities move to ban gas stoves, Isaac Phan Nay digs into the cultural and culinary questions around cooking over an open flame, and talks to one restaurant owner about the hits and misses of achieving tasty Thai-style dishes on an induction range.
Toronto votes to delay — but not dismiss — the possibility of burning trash. Canada’s biggest city has too much garbage and not enough places to put it. But environmental activists are not on board with the prospect of incinerating the city’s waste, Abdul Matin Sarfraz reports.
Cosy cabins, hiking trails … and a place to charge your EV. A remote, Indigenous-led nature reserve in Ontario hopes to bring in more business by giving guests the chance to power up, Matteo Cimellaro reports.