Energy

23/08/23
Author: 
Sidney Coles
Kai Nagata, communications director at Dogwood BC, presenting at the third annual Peace and Unity Summit.

Aug. 17, 2023

Presentation highlights darker truths behind violence and intimidation against Indigenous land defenders resisting resource extraction

16/08/23
Author: 
Tom Murphy, originally published by Do the Math
Teaser photo credit: By Lawrence Livermore National Security – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19898650

Aug. 16. 2023

Great. The fusion hype is bad enough already. Now its resurgence is going to interrupt the series of posts I’m in the middle of publishing in order for this post to be “timely.”

The first (and much bigger) round of breathless excitement came in December 2022 when the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) announced a (legitimate) breakthrough in achieving fusion: more energy came out of the target than laser energy injected.

23/07/23
Author: 
Paul Hockenos
Left: Mockup of a the top third of a small module reactor made by NuScale, the only SMR developer with a design approved by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Visual: Courtesy of NuScale/Oregon State University/Flickr

"Even if the unlikely rollout of SMRs eventually happens, it will unfold too late to curb the climate crisis. . . . . .  Meanwhile, the siren song of nuclear energy is diverting critical resources from the urgent task of building out clean technologies."

Jul 20, 2023

22/07/23
Author: 
Mia Rabson - The Canadian Press
Manitoba Hydro power lines are photographed just outside Winnipeg. PHOTO BY JOHN WOODS/THE CANADIAN PRESS

Jul 20, 2023

Might need to triple amount generated to meet net zero emissions target of 2050

OTTAWA — Canada must build more electricity generation in the next 25 years than it has over the last century in order to support a net-zero emissions economy by 2050, according to a new report from the Public Policy Forum.

Reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and shifting to emissions-free electricity to propel our cars, heat our homes and run our factories will require doubling, or possibly tripling, the amount of power we make now, the federal government estimates.

09/07/23
Author: 
Arno Kopecky

June 30, 2023

Renewable energy has achieved critical mass, but the oil and gas industry has us staying a dangerous course amid climate change

Humanity is on the verge of two drastically different futures: one hopeful, one disastrous. 

05/07/23
Author: 
Oliver Milman
A new database of fossil fuel lobbyists shows how they represent clients with contradictory aims. Illustration: Javier Palma/The Guardian

July 5, 2023

Exclusive: new database shows 1,500 US lobbyists working for fossil-fuel firms while representing universities and green groups

More than 1,500 lobbyists in the US are working on behalf of fossil-fuel companies while at the same time representing hundreds of liberal-run cities, universities, technology companies and environmental groups that say they are tackling the climate crisis, the Guardian can reveal.

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