'Alternative' energy and less energy

David Suzuki with contributions from Senior Editor and Writer Ian Hanington
Finding better fuels is important, but cutting back on flying — which would mostly affect the affluent — is just as critical. But, of course, that doesn’t fit with the current growth-and-profit economic paradigm.

Nov. 18, 2021

Animated Stats
Nov 2, 2021
Moving graphs of different nations' annual statistics on carbon production, solar energy, and wind energy - Gene McGuckin
A lot of energy history in a few minutes:
but….a bright idea…SOLAR
Andrew Nikiforuk
Oversold: Forget carbon storage, direct air capture, hydrogen power and the Earth relentlessly mined to support ‘green tech.’ Image from Shutterstock.

3 Nov 2021

Beyond the ‘blah blah blah’ of climate summits lies the real solution our leaders refuse to acknowledge. First of two parts.

Since 1995 there have been 25 global conferences on climate change. At every one our so-called political leaders have kicked the can down the road and sung from a bright green hymnbook.

Greta Thunberg has disparaged the refrain as nothing more than “blah, blah, blah.”

She is right of course. Blah, blah blah has kept emissions rising, along with energy spending and its twin sibling unbridled economic growth.

Andrew Nikiforuk
Globe and hand image - A society that consumes less energy and stuff could rehumanize society and heal the biosphere.

 4 Nov 2021

We’d contract energy use by half. Shrinking consumption is the solution we can actually live with. Second of two.

[Editor’s note: Read part one of this two-parter here.]

Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
Portland, Oregon - (Stephanie Yao Long/Staff)

Another reason why Canadian municipalities need to acquire the power to levy taxes beyond simple property taxes.

               -- Gene McGuckin

Mar. 26, 2021

Simon Evans
Solar panels

October 27, 2021

The world’s best solar power schemes now offer the “cheapest…electricity in history” with the technology cheaper than coal and gas in most major countries.

That is according to the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2020. The 464-page outlook, published today by the IEA, also outlines the “extraordinarily turbulent” impact of coronavirus and the “highly uncertain” future of global energy use over the next two decades.


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