Category Archives: Climate Action Policy

Time for the Hard Work on Meaningful Climate Policy

George Hoberg July 21, 2016 The premiers are meeting in Whitehorse this week, and climate and energy are on the agenda again. For long-frustrated Canadian climate hawks, it’s remarkably refreshing to have a federal government verbally committed to climate action, and … Continue reading

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Bending the Curve: Alberta’s Tectonic Shift in Climate Policy

George Hoberg November 22, 2015 Rachel Notley’s Government of Alberta made history today by transforming her province from a renegade to a leader on climate policy. The province announced today that it will introduce a $30 per tonne economy wide … Continue reading

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Nobody Believes You, Mr. Harper: Five Key Energy-Environment Insights from the Opening Canadian 2015 Election Debate

George Hoberg August 7, 2015 Pipeline and climate issues took central stage in last night’s leader’s debate hosted by Maclean’s. There are five main takeaways from the debate. You can watch the debate here, and read transcripts from it here … Continue reading

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Lament for a Nation – The Climate Version

George Hoberg April 15, 2015 Last week, the prestigious Ecofiscal Commission released a report on climate policy that strongly advocated “The Way Forward” (its title) was through carbon pricing by the provinces. It is certainly no surprise that a group … Continue reading

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Two cheers for Trudeau’s climate plan – the best a climate hawk could expect out of a Liberal leader named Trudeau?

George Hoberg February 7, 2015 In a speech to the Petroleum Club in Calgary yesterday, Liberal leader Justin Trudeau gave more details about what climate policy his party would pursue if they form the government after the October 2015 federal … Continue reading

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LNG for the Win! The October 2014 BC Throne Speech

George Hoberg October 6, 2014 The Clark government’s Fall Speech from the Throne continues the eggs-in-one-basket pattern established in recent years – the future of BC is premised on the rise of the LNG industry. The speech is centred around … Continue reading

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Canada: The Overachieving Petro-State

George Hoberg January 20, 2014 Neil Young’s Honour the Treaties tour has poured gasoline on the already volatile Canadian energy politics.* There are many issues fueling the conflict, but the one I want to address in this blog is whether … Continue reading

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Why I’m Opposed to the Northern Gateway Pipeline

George Hoberg November 11, 2013 This Saturday, November 16, I will be joining hundreds of others from the Vancouver area at Science World for the No Enbridge Pipeline rally at 2 PM. It is part of a Canada-wide day of … Continue reading

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British Columbia Election 2013: A Big Loss for the Environmental Movement

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We Can’t Afford Massive New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure: Oral Statement to Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel

George Hoberg Oral Statement to Northern Gateway Joint Review Panel, Vancouver, BC February 1, 2013 Good afternoon. My name is George Hoberg, and I’m here to add my voice to so many other British Columbians who have spoken to you … Continue reading

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