Energy

12/09/19
Author: 
Gene McGuckin
Climate Change Action Canada - Photo credit: Justin Tang/Canadian Press

September 12, 2019

While many Canadians are looking to the October 21st federal election for solutions to global climate disruption, the climate plans from the four major parties offer none.

Any genuine solution will require reining in an economic system that demands eternal growth in a finite ecosystem, mitigating or adapting to multiplying environmental and social disasters, and drastically reducing consumption. Deadline: yesterday!

11/09/19
Author: 
Stephen Buranyi
The air conditioning trap

The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? 

Aug. 29, 2019

11/09/19
Author: 
Stephen Buranyi
air conditioned world

The warmer it gets, the more we use air conditioning. The more we use air conditioning, the warmer it gets. Is there any way out of this trap? 

Aug. 29, 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.
06/09/19
Author: 
Democracy Now

SEPTEMBER 05, 2019

While 2020 hopefuls Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders often aligned on climate policy at CNN’s climate crisis town hall Wednesday evening, the candidates diverged on the question of nationalizing public utilities. Bernie is for the proposal, while Warren is against. We speak with journalist Kate Aronoff.

Watch video at link here.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: Well, let’s turn to an audience member questioning Senator Elizabeth Warren.

02/09/19
Author: 
Sarah Cox
Clearing along the Peace River in preparation for Site C dam construction, July 12, 2018. Photo: Garth Lenz / The Narwhal

In a six-month trial, the provincial NDP government will have to fight against the treaty rights of Indigenous peoples whose traditional territory and burial grounds will be destroyed by a hydro project — one that now could be cancelled at the eleventh hour

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.

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