Bridging the electricity gap between Alberta and BC

Lost in the news and noise of the federal government’s newly announced $170-per-tonne carbon tax was a single, critical sentence in Canada’s updated climate plan, one that signals a strategy that could serve as the cornerstone for a future free of greenhouse gas emissions.

“The government will work with provinces and territories to connect parts of Canada that have abundant clean hydroelectricity with parts that are currently more dependent on fossil fuels for electricity generation — including by advancing strategic intertie projects.”

UN scientists say ozone layer depletion has stopped

The protective ozone layer in the earth’s upper atmosphere has stopped thinning and should largely be restored by mid century due to the success of The Montreal Protocol signed in 1987.