'Alternative' energy and less energy

26/10/21
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Gasoline cars are even more CO2-intensive than coal power plants. And in Canada, it is gasoline, not coal, that has been driving climate failure. Original photo credits Sarunas Burdulis and Ruben de Rijcke (Wikimedia)

[Editor: But shouldn't we be putting our efforts into public transit not buying EVs?  see: Deconstructing Electric Vehicles on the eve of Glasgow COP26  https://ecosocialistsvancouver.org/article/deconstructing-electric-vehicles-eve-glasgow-cop26]

Oct. 26, 2021

15/10/21
Author: 
Sean Sweeney
Photo credit: aqua.mech, Creative Commons

August, 2021

In the fight to address climate change, renewable energy companies are often assumed to be Jedi Knights. Valiantly struggling to save the planet, wind and solar interests are thought to be locked in mortal combat with large fossil fuel corporations that continue to mine, drill, and blast through the earth’s fragile ecosystems, dragging us all into a grim and sweaty dystopia.

15/10/21
Author: 
Blake Shaffer , Maximilian Auffhammer & Constantine Samaras

Electric vehicles are here, and they are essential for decarbonizing transport. The United Kingdom, California, the European Union, Canada and others plan to phase out the sale of fossil-fuelled vehicles as early as 2030 — Norway plans to do it sooner. Consumers are interested. In May, the Ford Motor Company unveiled an all-electric version of its best-selling pick-up truck, the F-150 Lightning.

18/09/21
Author: 
Ali Raza
Green Party Leader Annamie Paul, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau, left to right, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, and Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole take part in the federal election English-language Leaders debate in Gatineau, Que., on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang Photo: Justin Tang / The Canadian Press

When asked about new scientific research showing much of the country’s oil, gas and coal should stay in the ground so that Canada meets its climate targets, none of the major parties were able to say how they plan to achieve this

Sept. 15, 2021  6 min. read

16/09/21
Author: 
Robert Pollin
wind and solar energy

[This is the third part of an exchange between Robert Pollin and Don Fitz carried in Green Social ThoughtZNet and Links. The first portion consisted of two articles by Pollin which originally appeared in Truthout and can be read here.

16/09/21
Author: 
Don Fitz
Garbage dump

[This is the final part of an exchange between Robert Pollin and Don Fitz carried in Green Social ThoughtZNet and Links.  The first portion consisted of two articles by Pollin which originally appeared in Truthout and can be read here.  The second portion was a response by Fitz 

10/09/21
Author: 
Michelle Gamage
The Liberals pledge to cut carbon emissions — but they spent $4.5 billion to ensure a pipeline expansion went ahead. Photo via Trans Mountain.

If federal parties are serious about taking on climate change, they need to stop giving money to the oil and gas industry, according to two climate experts.

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