Energy

01/05/23
Author: 
Rochelle Baker
University of Victoria researchers with the Pacific Regional Institute for Marine Energy Discovery’s (PRIMED), deploying a wave energy monitoring buoy above, just got $2 million for a tidal energy project in B.C.'s Discovery Islands. Photo UVic

Apr.25, 2023

A new tidal energy pilot project to reduce dependence on diesel in B.C.’s remote coastal communities is set to launch after getting some critical funding.

19/04/23
Author: 
Ian Urquhart
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault said Canada is ‘an encouraging picture of progress’ even though oilsands emissions are record-breaking. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick via The Canadian Press.

Apr. 19, 2023

Climate Minister Steven Guilbeault’s ‘good news’ emissions update revealed a massive failure.

18/04/23
Author: 
Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
Illustration by Ata Ojani

Apr. 6, 2023

Is ‘renewable’ natural gas a climate solution — or masterful greenwashing?

Each time Tim Crossin turns on his gas fireplace to heat the modest home he shares with his partner, the avowed environmentalist "assuages" his climate guilt with a reminder that he is paying a premium for so-called "renewable" natural gas.

17/04/23
Author: 
Primary Author: Compiled by Gaye Taylor
Direct air capture - Climeworks/Facebook

Apr. 4, 2023

It would take more energy than all the world’s houses will consume in 2100 to power a fledgling technology that captures enough carbon dioxide from the air to limit global heating at 1.5°C, according to British multinational oil company Shell.

13/04/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Canadian banks are overwhelmingly financing the oilsands as foreign banks divest from the region. Photo by Andrew S. Wright

Apr. 13, 2023

Despite pledging to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, Canada’s Big 5 banks have invested over $1 trillion in coal, oil and gas companies since 2016, upping the risk to the Canadian economy as the energy transition unfolds.

08/04/23
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
Cobalt mining in Congo, says journalist Siddharth Kara, ‘drags humanity back to a time when the people of Africa were valued only their replacement cost.’ Photo via Harvard Kennedy School.

Apr. 7, 2023

The Rising Chorus of Renewable Energy Skeptics

The green techno-dream is so vastly destructive, they say, ‘we have to come up with a different plan.’

23/03/23
Author: 
System Change Not Climate Change
Hydrogen: Fossil Fuel's Latest Hype

Website editor: This is a very interesting and informative webinar about the 'spin' on hydrogen.

Mar. 22, 2023

Ashley Kosak discusses the false promise of hydrogen as a climate change "solution." Hint: It's not. Hosted by David Klein for System Change Not Climate Change

Recording of webinar here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyZpH_lolAc

19/03/23
Author: 
The Energy Mix
Behrat/Wikimedia Commons

Mar. 14, 2023

A Honolulu company is helping low-income families in Hawaii reduce energy costs while contributing to a more sustainable grid—by linking household water heaters to create a virtual power plant, effectively repurposing the ubiquitous appliances into grid batteries.

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