Energy & the Environment

Capitalism with a Cause: Rising Social Entrepreneurs in Canada

by Dale Smith There is a growing trend toward creating small businesses that make a positive difference in the communities that they serve. Social entrepreneurship has been defined as the use of companies to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural or environmental issues in a way that often blends for-profit goals with a

Accelerating Cleantech in Canada

By Dale Smith To many Canadians, cleantech may sound like an abstract, catch-all term used to describe any innovation aimed at the green market. In fact, it is an industrial transformation that includes any process, product or service that reduces negative environmental impacts. According to a 2016 report by Analytica Advisors, the global market for

OPINION | Canada’s Clean Tech Future Needs Chemistry Industry Solutions

Canadians and policy makers are seeking to transition to the low-carbon economy and address the challenges of climate change. Canada’s chemistry sector and its highly skilled workers are uniquely positioned to deliver the solutions.

Kinder Morgan in the crosshairs

  By Dale Smith   With the drama ramping up between British Columbia and First Nations on one side and Alberta and Ottawa on the other over Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a Before the Bellpanel looked into what’s at stake, both in the immediate impasse and in the longer term. Rick Anderson,

Energy and the Environment: Will Bill C-69 make a difference?

  By Dale Smith   The Trudeau government’s centrepiece environmental legislation — Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act — is currently undergoing debate. But as the government proceeds with its pitch that being strong on the economy and strong on the environment go together, are business and environmental groups actually sold on the policy? Anna

OPINION | Mind the Gap – how far off is Canada from Paris Agreement goals?

On March 27th, Commissioner for Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand, issued an historic report. It was the process more than the subject matter that made it historic. For the first time ever, the federal Auditor General working with provincial and territorial auditor generals, turned their attention to a single issue and prepared a coordinated