Much has been written and debated about Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) during the last months -- its economic merits, job creation, the Tar Sands expansion, its acquisition via taxpayer dollars, Canada's national interest, our Paris Agreement emissions...
We are pleased to welcome Jeremy Leggett as a contributor to Below2°C. Jeremy describes himself as a social entrepreneur and writer. His long list of achievements and awards is quite impressive. You can find out more about him at Future...
I must admit that I did not see this coming. Canadians have been hearing for several weeks -- since Kinder Morgan set its May 31 ultimatum -- that Prime Minister Trudeau was considering a bail-out of the Kinder Morgan...
There are many reasons why the Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan pipeline project should be nixed. The proposed use of Canadian taxpayer dollars to indemnify Kinder Morgan over the pipeline project should raise alarm bells in every Canadian household. In...
While Trudeau and the Liberal government offer up slogans to justify why the Kinder Morgan pipeline “must be built”, a chorus of thoughtful commentators have recently provided compelling evidence that the economic case for tar sands expansion and Kinder...
It started so well. In December of 2015, newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada emerged from the Paris Agreement talks as a rising climate star and a beacon of hope for global climate action. “Canada is back...
Perhaps every day needs to be Earth Day as we begin to adapt to the era of climate crisis. The earth is heating up. "We must make up our minds about it, before it makes up our minds for...
Every day new headlines highlight the limitless potential of renewable energy. The possibilities seem endless. The world's energy use is only 16TWy (Terrawatts per year) compared to the sun’s 23,000 TW yearly capacity. Once the renewable infrastructure is built, the...
In a recent National Observer article, Barry Saxifrage points out the obvious: Alberta's Tar Sands expansion is killing Canada's national climate goals. Carbon pollution from oilsands expansion is radically undermining Canada's plan to fight climate change. On the present course, almost...
To say that the solar energy sector is on fire would be an exaggeration. But solar power is unquestionably the front runner in the world's conversion to a low-carbon future. Energy from the sun is decidedly the largest component...