By Chris Chipello The cost burden of Quebec’s carbon-pricing policy, is likely to be modest across income groups and industries, according to a McGill University research team. The policy, which began to be implemented in 2013, provides a model for capping emissions “without undue hardship for the population,” the researchers conclude. If anything, they suggest, the program could be more aggressive in seeking to cut emissions. Their findings are reported in the December issue of Canadian Public Policy.
Don't miss the January 15, 2016, edition of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks to learn how Prof Jeff Bergthorson and colleagues are finding ways for energy to be stored and transported via iron and other metals, a novel and potentially important method for delivering fossil-fuel-free power.
The global transition to clean energy is underway and Canada is lagging, experts speaking at the Broadbent Institute's Progress Summit said Saturday. Published on March 29, 2014 | The Hill Timesby Laura Ryckewaert
Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design: Drafting a green blueprint for the future
The first annual Trottier Symposium on Sustainable Engineering, Energy and Design will be held March 17-18 at le Centre Mont-Royal from 5:30-7:30 p.m.. Published on March 12, 2014 | McGill Reporterby McGill Reporter Staff
The groundwater footprint. If you haven’t heard that term yet, read on, because it soon could become as familiar as “carbon footprint.” Published January 29 2014 | McGill ReporterWritten by Patrick McDonagh
The myriad of ways in which petroleum is reshaping our politics, economy and culture will be the focus of the 2014 annual conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, to be held on Feb. 6 and 7. Published on January 28 2014 | McGill ReporterWritten by Will Straw
Comment une université comme McGill est-elle chauffée l’hiver? Published on January 21 2014 | Le DélitWritten by Camille Gris Roy L’hiver à McGill, ce sont environ 225 bâtiments étendus sur près de 850 000 m² qui doivent être chauffés.
Listen to the full broadcast below Published November 21 2013 | CBC Daybreak Montreal ECOLE (Education Community Living Environment) is an ongoing project from McGill University that aims to create a sustainable living house in the Milton-Parc community. Listen to the full broadcast.
Many campuses have adopted clean energy policies to reduce their carbon footprint. Published by Earth Island JournalWritten by Megan Tady Canadian students have flocked to join or start sustainability initiatives on their college campuses like they’re running for the dinner bell.
Safety, environmental racism discussed Published on October 2013 | McGill DailyWritten by Mark Tartamella On October 10, CKUT 90.3FM and the McGill Sustainability Projects Fund hosted the second installment of “Under the Weather,” a monthly series focusing on climate change.
Greg Andrusiak always had a passion for sustainability. In fact, it plays a big part in his role as land negotiator for Encana Corp. in Calgary. Published on September 23 2013 | Financial PostWritten by Denise Deveau
Published August 2013 Shaping the Next Design contrains at Montreal's Mount Royal McGill University's McIntyre Pavillion, a cutting-edge medical research and teaching facility, led to innovative electromechanical systems that significantly reduced the energy consumption of the building. Download the PDF