Comeau: carbon pricing just one tool in NB’s climate change toolkit

Louise Comeau, the former Director of Climate and Energy Solutions at the Conservation Council and current director of the University of New Brunswick’s Environment and Sustainability Development Research Centre, told the New Brunswick … [Read more...]

Letter to the editor: Setting the record straight on N.B. pollution targets

The article originally appeared in the July 20 edition of the New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal. Dear Editor: I write to correct some errors in the article about New Brunswick's record on reducing carbon pollution. The National Energy Board … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Your Canada Day, hit the beach edition

In this Canada Day edition of EcoNews, we get you ready to beat the heat and hit the beach with stories about: the first-ever Canada Beach Report and what it tells us about the health of our cherished waterways; our take on the Auditor General's … [Read more...]

“A good challenge” to government: Corbett on AG climate change report

Our Executive Director, Lois Corbett, appeared in stories by several media outlets responding to the Auditor General’s report on climate change action in N.B. Corbett was quoted in articles by The Canadian Press, the New Brunswick … [Read more...]

Conservation Council reacts to Auditor General’s report on climate action in N.B.

The Auditor General of New Brunswick, Kim MacPherson, has delivered a substantive review of the province’s climate change plan and what is needed to turn policy intentions into on-the-ground work to protect homes and communities from what she says … [Read more...]

EcoNews — Trump or Turnip?

In this week’s edition of EcoNews we invite you to learn more about how Marine Protected Areas can promote sustainable coastal economies and thriving habitats for wildlife, bring you our initial reaction to U.S. President Donald Trump's Paris Accord … [Read more...]

N.B. announces $20M for energy retrofits in public buildings

The Government of New Brunswick recently announced it is investing more than $20 million this year in energy retrofits and renewable energy initiatives in public buildings. This latest investment represents a roughly $7 million increase over … [Read more...]

Helping Indigenous groups kickstart clean energy in their communities

The second annual 20/20 Catalysts Program brought 20 indigenous participants from across Canada to Richibucto, N.B. last week to learn about ways to develop clean energy projects in their communities. The three-month program brings First Nations, … [Read more...]

Bathurst backs Naveco Power wind farm bid

The City of Bathurst is working with renewable energy company Naveco Power in hopes of building New Brunswick’s first community-owned wind farm. Bathurst city council recently passed a resolution to support Naveco’s bid to construct a 20-megawatt … [Read more...]

Your EcoNews – fugitive methane exposed, fun for data junkies, and a serenade to salt water

In this edition of EcoNews, we bring you our recommendations for the federal government's Clean Fuel Standard proposal, share a new report that’s challenging the use of fracked gas as a ‘clean’ transition fuel, dig into the latest greenhouse gas … [Read more...]