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15/02/23
Author: 
John Woodside
Drew Tozer in front of the home he decarbonized, offering an alternative to natural gas hookups. Photo by Ian Willms/Canada's National Observer

Feb. 14, 2023

Energy giant Enbridge is plotting a multibillion-dollar expansion to its gas network in Ontario that would lock the province into a fossil fuel future for decades to come.

14/02/23
Author: 
Keep Transit Moving
Transit Coalition Outlines Key Recommendations for Budget 2023

February 14, 2023  •  

Important asks for the 2023 federal budget include permanent operational funding for transit systems, public intercity highway bus service, and accessibility and safety improvements.

A broad coalition of unions, environmental organizations, and rider advocates released its annual pre-budget submission with five recommendations for the 2023 federal budget.

The Keep Transit Moving Coalition published five central recommendations that would improve public transit for all Canadians:

14/02/23
Author: 
Hilary Wainwright RED PEPPER
The Racecourse in Durham during the 2022 Miner’s Gala,(Credit: Gerry Hart)

An interesting article about the UK, but touching on some strategic and tactical questions we have been wrestling with in the Vancouver Ecosocialist Group--and possibly in the ENGOs (though with a different orientation toward replacing capitalism, of course).

                                -- Gene McGuckin

Oct. 22, 2022

13/02/23
Author: 
Peoples of the Global South
MANIFESTO FOR AN ECOSOCIAL ENERGY TRANSITION FROM THE PEOPLES OF THE SOUTH
A new manifesto critiques the "clean energy" transitions of the Global North and offers an alternative vision from the Global South.
By  | February 9, 2023

 

Manifesto for an Ecosocial Energy Transition from the Peoples of the South

An appeal to leaders, institutions, and our brothers and sisters

13/02/23
Author: 
Jean Swanson
LandlordBC calls vacancy control ‘the death knell for rental home construction.’ But it wasn’t a death knell when BC did have vacancy controls in the 1970s, writes Jean Swanson. Photo by Christopher Cheung.

Feb. 13, 2023

Landlords get a huge rent jump when they oust tenants. Let’s fix that. Part of a series of voices proposing new housing policies.

12/02/23
Author: 
Kenny Stancil
A person shops at a supermarket in New York City on December 14, 2022. (Photo: Yuki Iwamura/AFP via Getty Images)

Website editor: So much for build back better.

Feb. 10, 2023

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11/02/23
Author: 
Gordon Hoekstra
Metro Vancouver road transportation and buildings account for 65 per cent of emissions. PHOTO BY FRANCIS GEORGIAN /PNG

Feb. 8, 2023

A new report says Metro Vancouver is missing the mark when it comes to reducing carbon emissions, and is down just 1% from the 2010 baseline year.

The needle has barely moved on greenhouse-gas reductions in Metro Vancouver, according to an annual report that tracks the region’s carbon emissions, employment growth and efforts to create compact urban centres.

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