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An Edmonton couple refitted their home to be completely net zero

The converted 1950s box bungalow now generates as much energy as it uses
(Illustration by Pete Ryan)

How to fight the climate crisis with electricity

Canada can cut its emissions by scaling up one of our oldest technologies
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Jet fuel is bad for the environment. Contrails are even worse.

Airplanes constantly emit the trails every time they fly, blasting pollutants into the atmosphere. The industry behind them doesn’t know how to fix it.
Climate action protestors gather in front of the PMO office in Ottawa, Nov. 22, 2021. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

On energy and climate, politics is the problem

Nik Nanos and Brendan Frank: Climate disasters are piling up, and the public discourse around climate is getting more ambitious
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Eight charts to watch on climate and energy in 2022

Chart Week 2022: Electric car sales are supercharged, climate change is scorching crop production, and women are underrepresented in Alberta’s energy sector
The newly sworn-in federal cabinet listens to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during a press conference in Ottawa on Oct. 26, 2021 (Lars Hagberg/CP)

The climate committee double-double

Paul Wells: The government has named two cabinet committees with identical mandates, in a system sure to collapse under the weight of its own absurdity
Justin Trudeau at the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, Nov. 2, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

COP26: Justin Trudeau doubles down on oil and gas emissions cap promise

Politics Insider for Nov. 2, 2021: Trudeau targets the oil patch; a deadly heatwave; and the fall of Jason Kenney
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Election Issues 2015: A Maclean’s primer on climate

Maclean’s is your destination for the 2015 election. Start with our in-depth primers on the big issues, including climate
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Cocktail Party Politics: What to know about climate

It’s election time, and it’s going to come up over drinks. So watch our video series to understand the issues that will dominate the election
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The winter that ruined everything

It broke records, kneecapped the economy, and showed us how ill-prepared Canada is for a future of extreme weather