The climate crisis requires we "electrify everything." But in Canada, we're cranking up fossil fuel burning instead. Barry Saxifrage takes us on a chart-filled tour of where we are in our climate-required energy transition.
There's plenty of room and lots of good reasons for Canada and the United States to find common ground on tax credits for electric vehicles, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
Australia’s prime minister on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, announced plans to encourage people to buy electric vehicles weeks after his government was accused at a U.N. conference in Scotland of being a laggard in fighting climate change.
Quebec says it plans to transition to electric vehicles for all government departments and ensure all its institutional buildings become zero-emission producers over the next 19 years as it looks to speed up its shift to green energy.
The situation is leading to calls on the federal government to use the current snarl in global supply chains to become more active in rethinking and reshaping the country's reliance on foreign suppliers.
The Canadian Institute for Climate Choices is warning in its publication Sink or Swim, that if these industries and federal and provincial governments don't acknowledge that change is coming and prepare for it, there could be devastating consequences.