Category Archives: Emissions

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The Energy Transition Provides an Alternative to Current Economic Policy


By David Coon Young people get it. In the face of a rapidly deteriorating climate, and ocean waters that are acidifying, we have to get off oil, gas, and coal. That means we need to actively pursue an energy transition, from a society dependent on fossil fuels, to one that depends on green renewable energy sources. This is an integral […]

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Green party leader’s Energy Security Act to receive second reading


Fredericton –Green Party leader David Coon’s bill to create jobs in upgrading the energy efficiency of homes and transitioning to clean, green renewable energy will be debated at second reading in the Legislature on Thursday. “If the Green Energy Security Act is adopted, our hardware stores and building centres will be buzzing with business, and our carpenters and electricians will […]

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Green Party Leaders Response to the Budget Speech


Nine point six billion dollars is what government intends to spend to serve the people of our province. Despite $165 million in additional revenue over what was received this past year, this budget will drive our deficit back up to $189 million by spending $235 million more than last year. After three years of effort to balance the books, this […]

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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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