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I was going to talk to you about the report by the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) on the Lac-Mégantic accident, but I think everything has pretty much been said. Transport Canada, under the Harper Conservatives, left the rail industry to regulate itself, with results we are all familiar with. Should I also mention that Transport Canada applies this same laxity to the...
Hydro-Québec's recent request to the Régie de l'énergie for a rate hike has quickly become a hot button issue. On my part, I have been quite vocal about my belief that it is cutting corners for a Crown corporation to blame the proposed hike on the cost of wind energy. To me, it suggests that we should look more closely at the role of Hydro-Québec.
Actualité - 12 August 2014 - Tag : Organization, Steven Guilbeault
On June 9, Quebec company Cascades announced the construction of a solar power plant project to supply its industrial complex in Kingsey Falls, Quebec. The power generated by the plant will be used to heat water for the complex, reducing the use of natural gas. This project – a world first for the pulp and paper industry – uses technology developed by another...
Actualité - 17 June 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, Steven Guilbeault
On Monday, June 2, the Obama administration made environmental headlines when it announced new standards to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants.  Why coal? Probably because in spite of the increased use of natural gas over recent years, coal still provides about 40% of the electricity produced in the United States (followed by gas, at 30%, and nuclear, 19...
On Friday, May 30, Environment Minister David Heurtel and Natural Resources Minister Pierre Arcand launched a broad-based action plan for development in Quebec's oil and gas industry. The plan includes:
Actualité - 4 June 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, Steven Guilbeault
This week, in Métro newspaper, Steven Guilbeault, cofounder and senior director of Equiterre, wrote: "During the last election, Quebec Liberal Party leader Philippe Couillard surprised many by saying that a strategic environmental assessment is needed for Quebec oil, notably on Anticosti, in Gaspésie and at Old Harry. 
Actualité - 21 May 2014 - Tag : Advocacy, Fight against climate change, Steven Guilbeault
Within a few weeks, the National Energy Board will come out for or against the Line 9B Reversal. If the project is approved, tar sands crude could soon flow through Quebec.
Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre and Kim Cornelissen of the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) will be providing an information session for citizens concerning TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project. The company wants to convert an existing natural gas pipeline to carry crude oil – including tar sands oil – from Alberta and...
Steven Guilbeault of Equiterre and Kim Cornelissen of the Association québécoise de lutte contre la pollution atmosphérique (AQLPA) will be providing an information session for citizens concerning TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project. The company wants to convert an existing natural gas pipeline to carry crude oil – including tar sands oil – from Alberta and...
Montreal, September 27th 2013 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released today the first of 3 reports from of it's Fifth Assessment Report (AR5). This report reflects advances in science that point to increased levels of certainty regarding human-induced climate change.