Almost two-thirds of wind and solar projects built globally last year will be able to generate cheaper electricity than even the world’s cheapest new coal plants, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency.
Cities in Newfoundland and Labrador face big challenges in finding small-scale climate change solutions for their communities thanks to the province's offshore oil industry and "mega projects" like the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric dam.
Over the last six months, Canada's National Observer has been looking into what's working and what's failing in cities as they rise to the challenge of tackling climate change. In a 13-part series, we will be taking you across the country, province by province, for a look at how cities are meeting the climate emergency with sustainable solutions. We start with this overview.
“We sometimes get obsessed with the absolute number. We should be thinking about the quality and types of jobs that end up coming into a Canadian environment," says Stewart Beck, head of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada.