'Alternative' energy and less energy

14/09/19
Author: 
Bill Henderson

None of the parties have the ambitious policies required to really tackle the climate crisis

SEPTEMBER 13, 2019

10/09/19
Author: 
David R Baker
Photographer: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images
 September 9, 2019
  • Generators now on drawing boards will be left uneconomical
  • Development would be a dramatic reversal of fortune for gas
Natural gas-fired power plants, which have crushed the economics of coal, are on the path to being undercut themselves by renewable power and big batteries, a study found.
21/08/19
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
‘The real unfolding drama — the collapse of a global civilization founded on a highly material culture created by cheap energy — is not a narrative we want to tell ourselves or our children.’ Image via Pixabay.
August 21, 2019
 

We’re clinging to fantasies while the world crumbles. And we like it that way.

Andrew Nikiforuk is an award-winning journalist who has been writing about the energy industry for two decades and is a contributing editor to The Tyee. Find his previous stories here.

17/08/19
Author: 
Will Dubitsky
A solar project by iSolara at Maurice-Lapointe school in the Kanata area of Ottawa in August 2017. Photo by Alex Tétreault

 August 15th 2019

As of last year, close to one thousand institutions with three per cent of global savings under management have engaged in some form of divestment from fossil fuels.

17/08/19
Author: 
Robert Hackett
A shot of Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2012. Photo by Kris Krüg from Flickr

August 9th 2019

The Trudeau government and the petrobloc (the fossil fuel industries and their political, financial and media allies) would like you to believe that the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX), intended to triple the flow of diluted bitumen from the Athabasca Sands to the port of Vancouver, is a done deal.

But the latest approval of TMX by the Trudeau government and the industry-friendly National Energy Board does not settle the issue.

13/08/19
Author: 
Seth Klein
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer speaks to a crowd in British Columbia on July 28, 2019. Photo by CPC

Last month, as part of the research for a book I am writing on mobilizing Canada for the climate emergency, I commissioned an extensive national public opinion poll from Abacus Data. The full results of the poll can be found on the Abacus website here.

07/08/19
Author: 
Aviva Chomsky
Despite challenges from parts of both the labor and the environmental movements, which its sponsors had undoubtedly hoped would be among its strongest supporters, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution has gone a remarkably long way toward putting a genuine discussion of what an effective and just climate policy might look like in the public arena for the first time. (Photo: Emelia Gold)

This article contains some rare information and analysis about U.S. unions' positions on the Green New Deal and the climate disruption crisis in general.

Published onTuesday, August 06, 2019 by TomDispatch

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