U.S. President Joe Biden has been pushing the envelope in bringing America back into the Paris Accord process, setting more ambitious targets for reducing U.S. emissions, and committing to very big investments in renewable energy infrastructure and other climate-friendly measures. This is very encouraging, and will reinforce (and up the ante) for Canada to do better.
One news story about the Biden program, however, got me thinking about Canada’s climate debates. The story cited a statement of public support for Biden’s plan from the United Mine Workers of America – the largest union in the U.S. coal sector. The UMWA endorsed Biden’s proposal to accelerate the phase-out of coal use, so long as strong guarantees were provided for new job opportunities in renewable energy andRead More »