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March 20, 2019

Highlights from the 2019 federal budget tabled Tuesday

It includes $300 million over three years for rebates of up to $5,000 on electric or hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles, and $950 million for municipal governments to refit their own buildings for energy efficiency
March 20, 2019

Targeted methane emission cut rules estimated to save billions, says CERI study

Methane, the main component of natural gas, is considered a potent contributor to climate change
March 20, 2019

Hawaii weighs plastic bans at restaurants

The Hawaii efforts would be stricter than in California, which last year became the first U.S. state to ban full-service restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws

March 20, 2019

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the Lower 48 U.S. states that had consistent temperature records since 1920
March 20, 2019

Tesla unveils Model Y SUV, expanding into popular segment

The all-electric, mid-size SUV will start at US$39,000 for the standard range version, which the company said can go 230 miles on a single charge
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Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores

The company also plans to redesign its stores as it adapts to increasing mobile pick-up and delivery orders

SEC says Musk’s contempt defence ‘borders on the ridiculous’

The agency said Musk's argument that tweeting about car production forecasts on Feb. 19 wasn't material information is nearly ridiculous

Volkswagen vows to build 22 million e-cars over next decade

The company is pivoting to electric vehicles as it seeks to comply with new limits on carbon dioxide emissions in Europe

Tesla walks back its plan to close most showrooms [UPDATED]

The US$35,000 base Model 3 will still be available but the company will raise prices 3 per cent on all other models

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Targeted methane emission cut rules estimated to save billions, says CERI study

Methane, the main component of natural gas, is considered a potent contributor to climate change

Hawaii weighs plastic bans at restaurants

The Hawaii efforts would be stricter than in California, which last year became the first U.S. state to ban full-service restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws

Environmental Protection chief: Unsafe water biggest threat

Wheeler: climate change is "an important issue" but most of the threats it poses are "50 to 75 years out"

First Nations, cities support B.C.’s plan to require permits for pipelines [UPDATED]

Canada says the proposed amendments to B.C.'s Environmental Management Act must be struck down as they give the province a "veto'' over projects

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Highlights from the 2019 federal budget tabled Tuesday

It includes $300 million over three years for rebates of up to $5,000 on electric or hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles, and $950 million for municipal governments to refit their own buildings for energy efficiency

Starbucks to test recyclable cups, redesign stores

The company also plans to redesign its stores as it adapts to increasing mobile pick-up and delivery orders

SEC says Musk’s contempt defence ‘borders on the ridiculous’

The agency said Musk's argument that tweeting about car production forecasts on Feb. 19 wasn't material information is nearly ridiculous

French leader, others urge speed in climate change fight

French President Emmanuel Macron said the world should follow the example of Kenya, which now gets 75 per cent of its power from renewable resources

Environment and SafetyMore Environment and Safety

Targeted methane emission cut rules estimated to save billions, says CERI study

Methane, the main component of natural gas, is considered a potent contributor to climate change

Hawaii weighs plastic bans at restaurants

The Hawaii efforts would be stricter than in California, which last year became the first U.S. state to ban full-service restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws

Heat records falling twice as often as cold ones, AP finds

The AP looked at 424 weather stations throughout the Lower 48 U.S. states that had consistent temperature records since 1920

Governments provide $90M for Canadian Natural clean tech projects

The commitments are expected to result in a total investment of $415 million in three projects

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First Nations, cities support B.C.’s plan to require permits for pipelines [UPDATED]

Canada says the proposed amendments to B.C.'s Environmental Management Act must be struck down as they give the province a "veto'' over projects

French leader, others urge speed in climate change fight

French President Emmanuel Macron said the world should follow the example of Kenya, which now gets 75 per cent of its power from renewable resources

Volkswagen vows to build 22 million e-cars over next decade

The company is pivoting to electric vehicles as it seeks to comply with new limits on carbon dioxide emissions in Europe

Ontario mulls single-use plastics ban in waste diversion strategy

The Ontario government is asking the public and stakeholders for input on whether a ban on single-use plastics would be effective in reducing waste

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