Low-carbon fuel standards – Innovative regulation or strategic framework?

The “low-carbon fuel standard” (LCFS) is a policy innovation emerging from the energy and policy minds of the University of California and the regulators of the California Air Resources Board. It has been adopted by British Columbia (BC) policymakers and adapted to the unique contexts of the province. At first glance, the targets and timelines

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No Longer Oblivious to the Impervious

Storm drainage or storm water management (SWM) is just one of many responsibilities shouldered by Canada’s municipalities. But it’s also a very unique responsibility in that it offers municipalities a great opportunity to motivate positive changes in behaviour and alter their perceptions about the environment. In 2011, the City of Kitchener engaged in an innovative

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An energy strategy for Canada? An international template

Since 1957 when the Gordon Commission on Canada’s Economic Prospects identified the need for a comprehensive energy policy, the call for a national energy framework, strategy, plan, program or policy has recurred at least once a decade. Although the focus of these statements, the interests driving them and the political context and partisan balance varied

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