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The National The Next Energy Crisis: Taking Responsibility

While average Canadians want to be environmental good-guys, they are unaware of the amount of sacrifice this will entail. In fact, per capita, Canadians are the earth's second worst producers of greenhouse gasses and it is the average household, not big industry, that is to blame. Thomas D'Aquino, a business lobbyist, describes the harsh socioeconomic cost of implementing the kind ...
  • 1997
  • 00:23:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - September 2008 Putting a Tax on Carbon

This summer, Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion introduced a plan to reduce Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. The plan would place a new tax on carbon. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservatives immediately attacked the plan, calling it a tax grab that would make gasoline even more expensive. In this News in Review story we’ll look at the carbon tax debate and explain ...
  • 2008
  • 00:13:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/2008

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News in Review - May 2008 Making Money by Going Green

North Americans seem on the verge of embracing a green culture — the understanding that dealing with climate change is not an option, but a necessity. As Canada struggles to control its greenhouse gas emissions, some Canadian businesses are leading the way. They are coming up with new and exciting ways to use greener or less polluting energy sources. In ...
  • 2008
  • 00:14:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2008

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News in Review - October 2007 Going Green to Fight Global Warming

As politicians continue to argue over the best way to fight the threat of global warming, a lot of Canadians aren’t waiting to do something about the problem. They’re trying to cut down on greenhouse gases by going green. In this News in Review story we’ll look at a school with a sod roof and no furnace. We’ll also show ...
  • 2007
  • 00:17:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2007

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News in Review - February 2006 After Kyoto: Trying to Cool the Planet

In late 2005, delegates from all over the world gathered in Montreal to discuss the issue of climate change. An international agreement called the Kyoto Protocol has set targets for industrialized nations to cut greenhouse gases that are contributing to global warming. But many countries, including Canada, are having trouble meeting those targets. In this News in Review story we'll examine why ...
  • 2006
  • 00:15:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/15/2006

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News in Review - December 2002 Kyoto: The Battle Lines Are Drawn

Prime Minister Jean Chrétien is determined to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on environmental issues. There is spirited opposition from a number of provinces, especially Alberta. The dispute is taking on the importance of Canada’s free trade and national energy policy clashes. The story has background on Kyoto and the fight between ratification versus a made-in-Canada plan.
  • 2002
  • 00:14:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2002

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News in Review - October 2001 Wind Power: Harnessing Nature

As a cheap, clean and completely renewable source of energy, wind power is gaining favour across Canada. Authorities and scientists are working to harness this natural resource in order to power public facilities, such as skytrains in Calgary, or to produce electricity in energy-intensive areas of Canada such as Ontario. We analyze and assess the realities, advantages and disadvantages of ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:10
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2001

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