I'm pleased to welcome Member of Parliament Charlie Angus as a contributor to Below2C. In his article, MP Angus emphasizes Canada's need for a national carbon council. The article is republished with his permission. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor) Canadians want action on...
"The march toward a renewable energy future continues, unabated," reports Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The positive trend line on renewables is decisive, irrefutable and unstoppable in the US -- two US states are introducing 100 percent renewable energy legislation, the solar...
Clare Demerse is the federal policy adviser for Clean Energy Canada. Clare manages policy engagement on federal and national issues, focusing on renewable energy, climate policy and sustainable transportation. In this article she outlines why we need electric car rebates...
Where does one begin to reduce carbon emissions? How do I reduce my carbon footprint? Am I doing enough? Am I doing my part or just pretending to care about the climate? These are questions you might be asking...
Fossil fuel megaprojects -- pipelines, terminals, plants -- are quickly disappearing from Canada's energy landscape. Less than a year ago (November of 2016), the federal government rejected the Northern Gateway plan. This was followed by the cancellation of the massive Liquid...
CleanTech has arrived. The phenomenal rise of clean technology is revolutionizing the energy industry all around the globe. Both the private sector and governments are pointing the way and leading the transition away from fossil fuels. CleanTech - Battery Costs...
Jeremy Rifkin's book, The Third Industrial Revolution, has provided the inspiration for this post. The premise of Rifkin's book is that fundamental economic change occurs when new communication technologies converge with new energy regimes. "The industrial revolution powered by oil and other fossil...
The Climate Reality Project offers a variety of resources for the use of its Climate Leaders. We are pleased to feature this piece on cutting edge clean technology which is slowly opening the door to a low-carbon future. On The Cutting Edge Fact:...
Climate change is not abstract. It is real. And we cannot just look away. There's no way back to the other side of this. There is no way around the climate crisis except to face it head on. The Climate Reality...
Canada has become the home of a new climate denialism, a more subtle, deceitful and dishonest version -- Version 2.0. Version 2.0 is more dangerous and more sinister than the shameless denial of the last decade. It's a new dis-ease that...