Coal

05/02/23
Author: 
Oliver Milman
The plummeting cost of energy has been supercharged by last year’s Inflation Reduction Act. Photograph: Tannen Maury/EPA

Jan. 30, 2023

It is cheaper to build solar panels or cluster of wind turbines and connect them to the grid than to keep operating coal plants

Coal in the US is now being economically outmatched by renewables to such an extent that it’s more expensive for 99% of the country’s coal-fired power plants to keep running than it is to build an entirely new solar or wind energy operation nearby, a new analysis has found.

23/01/23
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Carbon-bombing the climate. Fossil fuel pollution is pumping an additional four atomic bombs worth of energy into our rapidly destabilizing climate system every second. Photo via U.S. National Archives

Jan. 23, 2023

When it comes to our exploding climate crisis, fossil fuels are the undisputed weapons of mass destruction.

18/01/23
Author: 
Merlyn Thomas
False claims about German police arresting Greta Thunberg have been circulating online

Jan. 18, 2023

German police have denied being "extras for Greta Thunberg" after false claims that her detainment at a protest in western Germany was staged.

A viral post falsely claimed the climate activist being held by police was "all set up for the cameras".

14/01/23
Author: 
CBC The Current
Bill McKibben

Website editor: Ecosocialists will find this interview lacking on such questions as consumption, profit and inequality and yet: "Is your faith in governments or in individuals to force that change? Neither, my faith is in movements.  I think the most important thing individuals can do is be a little bit less of an individual and join together in movements with others large enough to make change happen"

 

 

 Jan. 13, 2023

02/12/22
Author: 
Stewart Phillip, Peter McCartney, Seth Klein, Tracey Saxby, Alexandra Woodsworth, Kiki Wood, Jens Wieting
LNG Canada site construction activities in Kitimat in September. jpg

 

 

Website editor: Indigenous leader and many prominent BC environmental non-governmental organizations speaking together here.  Good to see.

Dec. 2, 2022

29/11/22
Author: 
Tim Louis
COP27 sign

Nov. 25, 2022

COP27 is over, and I am devastated by the magnitude of its failure.

If ever there was a need for decisive action by world leaders, it is now. That is because if we have not already passed the point of no return, we are perilously close.

Yet COP27 produced no commitment to phase out oil and gas production. No commitment to lower greenhouse gas emissions.

23/11/22
Author: 
Nicholas Gottlieb, graphics by Elysse Deveaux
The Dirty Dozen: ‘Carbon bombs’ threaten to blow up Canada’s climate commitments

Website Editor: A great summary of Canada's fossil fuels situation and politics in this article.

Nov. 22, 2022

Canada wants to be the last country producing fossil fuels, even if it kills us

COP27 is over. The UN summit took one big step forward on climate justice with the creation of a loss and damage fund for the most impacted nations, while taking two enormous steps backwards by failing to call for a phaseout of all fossil fuels.

16/11/22
Author: 
John Woodside
In 2014, the Okavango Delta was added to the UNESCO World Heritage sites due to its ecological and cultural significance to the San people. Photo by Photo by Roger Brown / Pexels

Nov. 15, 2022

Canadian companies are helping drive a wave of fossil fuel expansion in Africa, new data from German climate and human rights group Urgewald shows, and climate advocates say the federal government must step in with strong regulations to turn the tide.

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