"Government of Canada fighting climate change with price on pollution"

Here is the latest news releases from the Government of Canada on Climate Change.

Canadians are seeing the costs of climate change first hand, from wildfires in the west to floods in the east, smoke that makes the air unsafe to breathe and heatwaves that endanger the young and the elderly. We need to act now to fight back against climate change, for our children and grandchildren.

The Government of Canada has a plan that protects the environment while growing the economy, and that plan is working – our emissions are down and the economy has grown by 500,000 full-time jobs. But we know we need to do more.

The Government of Canada worked with provinces and territories for two years, giving them the flexibility to design their own climate plans that included putting a price on carbon pollution. A price on pollution gives people the incentive to make cleaner choices and gives businesses incentives to find clean solutions. Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Yukon have stepped up and shown leadership, either by developing their own systems or choosing to adopt the federal pollution pricing system. Other provinces have not recognized the cost of pollution.

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that there will be a federal system in place in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan in 2019. This is the next step in the government’s plan to protect the environment and grow the economy. Any direct proceeds collected will go directly back to people in these provinces. Households will receive a Climate Action Incentive, which will give most families more than they pay under the new system. Funds will also be given to the provinces’ cities, schools, hospitals, businesses, and Indigenous communities to, for example, help them become more energy efficient and reduce emissions, helping Canadians save even more money, and improve our local economies.

To read more click here https://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2018/10/23/government-canada-fighting-climate-change-price-pollution

Shiny new faces

Shiny new faces

It's been a busy few months at Brightspot.  Now that we've got a little time to breathe we wanted to take a few minutes to introduce the two new team members.  We think the best way to get to know someone is to grill them with the rapid fire, 20 Questions in 20 Seconds.  Here are their replies.

Meet Our Team: Jeanna Brown, P.Eng.

Meet Our Team: Jeanna Brown, P.Eng.

On September 1, 2017, we were fortunate enough to welcome Jeanna Brown, P.Eng. to Brightspot Climate. Jeanna is a professional engineer with over thirteen years of experience in the oil and gas industry, and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her on our team.

To get to know Jeanna better, we asked her 20 questions in 60 seconds.