'Alternative' energy and less energy

17/12/18
Author: 
Marc Lee
BC's new Climate Plan

BC’s new climate plan, Clean BC, is a big and visionary document and was instantly lauded by environmental groups and businesses alike. In this post, I recap the key components of the plan and do a bit of a reality check against the hype, in particular the challenge of fitting liquefied natural gas (LNG) into the plan.

14/12/18
Author: 
Wenonah Hauter

The images from the streets of Paris over the past weeks are stark and poignant: thousands of angry protesters, largely representing the struggling French working class, resorting to mass civil unrest to express fear and frustration over a proposed new gas tax. For the moment, the protests have been successful. French President Emmanuel Macron backed off the new tax proposal, at least for six months. The popular uprising won, seemingly at the expense of the global fight against climate change and the future wellbeing of our planet.

07/12/18
Author: 
Daniel Boffey
Luxembourg City suffers from some of the worst traffic congestion in the world. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Government seeks to prioritise environment and end some of world’s worst traffic congestion

09/11/18
Author: 
Federal Green Party of Canada

 Nov 8, 2018

Watch press conference with Elizabeth May here .

27/10/18
Author: 
Mark Z. Jacobson

[Editor: Video of a lecture held on Oct. 25, 2018 in Vancouver well worth watching. According to Penny Tilby of Vancouver-Burnaby Chapter of The Council of Canadians says: "His amazing  talk will make you much more optimistic about the future!  His talk is very clear that this can be done, if we have the political will to carry it forward."

22/10/18
Author: 
Karen Ogen-Toews
Shell Integrated Gas & New Energies Director Maarten Wetselaar, front left, LNG Canada CEO Andy Calitz, front right, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, back right, applaud after a final investment declaration was signed by LNG Canada joint venture participants to build an LNG export facility in Kitimat, during a news conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. DARRYL DYCK / THE CANADIAN PRESS

Editor: This article shows the need for a change in the way people survive and find satisfaction in their lives.  At the very least governments should be encouraging jobs in producing alternative/sustainable energy.  The article shows a misunderstanding of the effects of fracked gas which is a greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change. The damaging effects of fracking, pipeline building and ultimate burning of the gas on the environment and climate are overlooked.)

13/10/18
Author: 
Stephen Leahy

In explaining Canada's decision to nationalise the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5bn, Bill Morneau went hard on the economic argument. “Make no mistake,” the finance minister said. “This is an investment in Canada’s future.”

In fact, since 1999, more than $200bn has been invested into the Alberta oil sands for that future. But what if that cash had gone into wind energy instead?

Let’s compare.

05/10/18
Author: 
Keith Wiley
Thursday October 04 2018
 
To The Editor:

While Prime Minister Trudeau and BC Premier Horgan are proudly congratulating themselves on building the Canadian economy with the announcement of a multibillion dollar LNG plant, the rest of us are wondering what the hell is going on here.

These two climate warrior leaders are celebrating plans for a massive carbon bomb that will make it impossible to meet greenhouse gas reduction targets.  It will ensure Canada continues as a climate fossil dinosaur in world opinion.

02/10/18
Author: 
Johanna Bozuwa
Decent Jobs on a Living Planet

Opportunities for Publicly-run Energy Utilities to Revolutionize Generation and the Grid

01/10/18
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
No one should be more skeptical of superlatives about renewable energy than the sperm whale. Photo by Shane Gross, Shutterstock.

The history of North American whale killing reveals the lie that clean power will save us.

26 Sep 2018

An oilman, a green techie and a sperm whale walked into a bar.

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