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May 21, 2019

New UCP members sworn in as Alberta legislature poised to axe carbon tax

The tax on fossil-fuel heating and gasoline at the pumps was phased in by former NDP premier Rachel Notley's government in 2017 and has raised more than $2 billion
May 22, 2019

Duterte moves to forcibly send garbage back to Canada, spokesman says

At least 103 containers of household trash, including plastic bottles and bags, newspapers and diapers, were shipped in batches from Canada to the Philippines from 2013 to 2014
May 21, 2019

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Licensed facilities can offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into about two wheelbarrows' worth of soil in a span of several weeks

May 21, 2019

Tesla reduces prices on Models S and X amid stock slump

Tesla cut US$3,000 from the price of the Model S sedan and $2,000 from the Model X SUV
May 21, 2019

Southern Alberta city pulls plug on $13M solar power project

Medicine Hat's experience is consistent with evidence that suggests Canada is too far north and doesn't get enough uninterrupted sun to make concentrated solar work, said an expert
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Tesla to raise money after painful 1Q, and Musk is buying in

Tesla lost more than US$6 billion since setting out to revolutionize the auto industry. Elon Musk bets on a future driven by an electric car ride-hailing service

Peladeau buying Montreal taxi firm, including insolvent electric taxi company

The investment allows the firm to play a role in pursuing "electric migration of taxi transportation services" in Montreal

Tesla wants to cut size of board from 11 directors to 7

The shakeup of the board is viewed as a move toward greater accountability to stakeholders

Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year [UPDATED]

Without Lidar or three-dimensional mapping, the vehicles aren't fully self-driving, say critics

RegulationMore Regulation

Duterte moves to forcibly send garbage back to Canada, spokesman says

At least 103 containers of household trash, including plastic bottles and bags, newspapers and diapers, were shipped in batches from Canada to the Philippines from 2013 to 2014

New UCP members sworn in as Alberta legislature poised to axe carbon tax

The tax on fossil-fuel heating and gasoline at the pumps was phased in by former NDP premier Rachel Notley's government in 2017 and has raised more than $2 billion

Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead

Bill C-48 would put into a law a longstanding voluntary moratorium on coastal tanker traffic between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border

Scheer’s climate plan will look at how Canada can cut emissions elsewhere

The Conservative leader will not release his climate plan until June, but said it will be "based" on Canada's targets under the Paris climate-change accord

FinancingMore Financing

Canada issues tender to bring back trash but misses Duterte’s May 15 deadline

The improperly labelled trash has been in the Philippines for nearly six years. An ongoing sticking point is who would pay for the shipments back to Canada

Volkswagen to invest 1B euros in battery production plant

The factory is part of Volkswagen AG's effort to electrify its vehicles

Musk doubles down on investment as Tesla raises capital goal

The cleantech firm said Friday that it's raising the offer due to the positive response from Thursday's announcement that it would try to raise US$2.3 billion

Doug Ford meets with Jason Kenney at Ontario legislature [UPDATED]

Both premiers have strongly opposed the federal carbon tax, and both support pipelines

Environment and SafetyMore Environment and Safety

Duterte moves to forcibly send garbage back to Canada, spokesman says

At least 103 containers of household trash, including plastic bottles and bags, newspapers and diapers, were shipped in batches from Canada to the Philippines from 2013 to 2014

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Licensed facilities can offer "natural organic reduction," which turns a body, mixed with substances such as wood chips and straw, into about two wheelbarrows' worth of soil in a span of several weeks

New UCP members sworn in as Alberta legislature poised to axe carbon tax

The tax on fossil-fuel heating and gasoline at the pumps was phased in by former NDP premier Rachel Notley's government in 2017 and has raised more than $2 billion

Southern Alberta city pulls plug on $13M solar power project

Medicine Hat's experience is consistent with evidence that suggests Canada is too far north and doesn't get enough uninterrupted sun to make concentrated solar work, said an expert

SustainabilityMore Sustainability

Ontario anti-carbon tax ad mocked for sending opposite message when on mute

The ad missed the mark by promoting the cause it attacks. A staffer with the federal Liberals spoofed the visuals and says it works better

Canada issues tender to bring back trash but misses Duterte’s May 15 deadline

The improperly labelled trash has been in the Philippines for nearly six years. An ongoing sticking point is who would pay for the shipments back to Canada

Bank of Canada identifies climate change as important economic weak spot

Climate change is listed as a top weak spot in the Bank of Canada's annual review, which explores key weaknesses and risks surrounding financial stability

Federal oil tanker ban bill defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead

Bill C-48 would put into a law a longstanding voluntary moratorium on coastal tanker traffic between the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the Alaska border

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