Monthly Archives: July 2011

Federation of Canadian Municipalities to Accept New Capital Project Applications December 1

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Green Municipal Fund has announced that it will begin accepting new applications for capital projects in the energy, transportation, waste and water sectors, as well as for plans, feasibility studies and field tests, on December 1, 2011. The Green Municipal Fund has been an important player assisting Canadian municipalities in responding to climate change, ... Read More »

WCI Releases Draft Offset Protocol Review Process

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The Western Climate Initiative (WCI), the North American organization of provinces and states trying to create a sub-national cap and trade system, just released its draft offset protocol review process, laying out how it will handle proposed offset protocols. This will be relevant when people want to get offset protocols (the rules for creating particular types of carbon credits that ... Read More »

Quebec: Moving Forward with Cap-and-Trade

The Province of Quebec looks set to move forward with a one-year trial period for a hard cap-and-trade system affecting major industrial greenhouse gas emissions. This process is part of Quebec’s broader participation in the Western Climate Initiative, of which BC, Ontario and Manitoba are also members. From the Montreal Gazette: Quebec will be a pioneer in North America, along ... Read More »

New Green Marketing Post for Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation

While consumers want to know about environmental features, it is important for companies to make sure that all marketing claims (including green claims) are truthful, clear and supported by sufficient evidence. This includes claims like “green”, “eco-friendly” and also eco-labels. Travis Allan gives tips on making good green marketing claims in a recent post for the Ontario Ministry of Research ... Read More »