Category Archives: Emissions

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New Brunswick could be the first province in Canada to grow a truly green economy


We have a golden opportunity to be the first province in Canada to grow a truly green economy. Energy efficient and fueled by green energy where the energy bills and carbon footprints of our homes and businesses will be modest, but the opportunities will be ample. It’s no time to be timid. The green energy transition is a societal project […]

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Belledune plant casts shadow on climate-change plan – Telegraph-Journal – 20 June 2017


Article by John Chilibeck Photo from Times & Transcript archive “The emphasis on the part of government has to be on helping us save energy and helping us switch to renewable energy,” (David Coon) said in a media scrum. “We are not going to get anywhere near close the 2030 target unless we up our game in helping people save […]

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Green Party Leader proposes path to meet New Brunswick climate change targets


Fredericton – Today, on Clean Air Day, David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick is proposing a path to achieve New Brunswick’s carbon pollution reduction targets. “By 2030, over the next 12 years, we have committed to cut our collective carbon pollution by 4 million tonnes,” said Coon. “Most of our carbon […]

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Green Party Leader looking for provincial leadership on public transportation


Fredericton – David Coon, MLA for Fredericton South and Leader of the Green party of New Brunswick is looking to Premier Gallant to improve public transportation in the province. “Public transportation is an essential service to ensure New Brunswickers can access healthcare and employment, and travel for work and family obligations within our metropolitan areas and between our regions,” said […]

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New Brunswick to phase out coal, put price on carbon in new climate plan. Global News – December 7, 2016


WATCH ABOVE: The New Brunswick government has released its new climate change action plan. As Global’s Jeremy Keefe reports, many view the plan as proactive thinking on both the environmental and economic fronts. By Kevin Bissett The Canadian Press “This plan will stand shoulder to shoulder with those that Premier Couillard, Premier Wynne, Premier Notley have tabled earlier. It’s a […]

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NB government promises carbon pricing will be tax neutral. Global News – October 4, 2016


WATCH ABOVE: The New Brunswick government is remaining tight lipped regarding the federal government’s recent carbon pricing announcement; although they’re promising it won’t come at the expense of taxpayers. Global’s Jeremy Keefe reports. By Jeremy Keefe, Global News “It will generate the kind of revenue that is needed to provide incentives, grants, financing to home owners and businesses to invest […]

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Presentations by Expert Witnesses


Through July and August, the Select Committee on Climate Change heard from experts across Canada as well as provincial government departments about climate policy in New Brunswick. You can find the schedule and many of the individual presentations here: July 5 Department of Environment and Local Government July 14 Alain Bourque, Ouranos Consortium on Climate Change Paul Kovacs, Institute for […]

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