A comparison of the differing ways revenues from carbon tax are returned to provinces and territories and their comparative effects on changing behaviour

Canadian provinces and territories are actively preparing for 2018, and the federally mandated base carbon tax of $10/tonne that it will bring. Along with it comes considerable speculation and debate around how exactly each province or territory will opt to install the federally mandated price on carbon and how revenues will be used. Continue reading

VIGOROUS RESPONSE SIGNALS FUELS PROJECT IS RELEVANT

It was pointed out to the Yukon Chamber of Commerce that our response to the recent Yukon News editorial by the Yukon Conservation Society seemed to suggest that we were focused on responding to its author, rather than conveying that it was the response of the organization.  This was not our intent, and we apologize for any suggestion that this was the case.  We are correcting our response to address this valid comment, below, and will learn from this input. We strongly value the engagement of the Yukon Conservation Society, and other organizations participating in this important discussion, and believe that there are areas of common interest for us to engage, and move forward to identify solutions to this critical issue. Continue reading

6 ways local fuel sourcing could empower Yukoners’ energy future

Community consultation and government regulation Imagine knowing that the gasoline fueling your car helps Yukon – knowing that it has been extracted and refined in the most responsible way possible, giving control over the entire process to consumers in a way that’s simply not possible when we import all of our gasoline and diesel.  Continue reading

Fueling Yukon’s Economy - Workshop Report

To get the Fueling Yukon’s Economy conversation started, the Chamber held an introductory workshop in Whitehorse on May 25th, 2016. The workshop was opened to members of the Chamber of Commerce, the Yukon Conservation Society, Yukon Political Parties and related government officials.  Continue reading

Yukoners want more efficient energy

A 2014 poll of Yukon residents found that 94% of Yukoners tried to conserve energy whenever possible. 71% said they followed issues, developments, and current events in the energy industry regularly. Those responses are significantly higher than the Canadian average.  Continue reading

CO2 emission needs to slow, but our growth can't

Environmental consciousness has been sweeping the nation, and Canadians, for the most part, are increasingly concerned about climate change and the effects of uncontrolled greenhouse gas emissions. This has triggered an important conversation across Canada about how we can meet our energy needs while still reducing predicted global temperature and sea-level increases.  Continue reading

First Nations businesses leading voices for economic growth and opportunity

First Nations communities in Yukon want reliable economic growth, job creation, and assurance that their cultures can continue to thrive. Those are the goals that First Nations development corporations are working hard to fulfill. Continue reading

George Eynon's presentation

To see the presentation made by keynote speaker George Eynon at the May 26th workshop, please click here. Continue reading

A bright future isn't possible without energy solutions.

Reliable, affordable electricity, dependable heating, and efficient energy for transporting people and products allows an economy to thrive. Prosperity has massive impacts on the lives of residents, and more than anything, Yukoners deserve well-paying jobs, educational opportunities, and an improved quality of life, particularly those in small communities that don’t want to be forced to leave for a lack of prospects. Continue reading

Moving forward into a bright Yukon future

There’s been a conversation brewing about fuel use in Yukon for a while. Living in Northern Canada, it’s a reality we confront every day – our use of fuels like gasoline, diesel, and natural gas. To power our vehicles, move goods and heat homes, these fuels are essential.   Continue reading