Some five years ago, Bill and Lenore took an important step toward the decarbonisation of their home in Ottawa by installing a heat pump. With this new heating system, they reduced the greenhouse gas emissions from their home by...
For many of us in the climate movement, 2022 was going to be the year the green energy transition would take off, building on the post-COP26 momentum and the promised build-back-better programs announced by governments worldwide. But this was...
A study published in the Global Environmental Change journal shows that enjoying a decent living with minimum energy—living well with less energy—is possible. Stephen Leahy explores that claim in a recent article in his Need to Know series. Living Well...
A recent survey by Clean Energy Canada and Abacus Data reveals that the clean energy transition is well underway in Canada. It’s an idea whose time has come, it will not be reversed and it’s happening at just the...
In September 2020, the Stockholm Environment Institute released an insightful report (1). In the 25 years from 1990 to 2015, annual global carbon emissions grew by 60%, approximately doubling total global cumulative emissions. The disproportionate impact of the world’s richest...
The overarching theme of a post-COVID recovery is shaping up to be a transition to clean energy. A return to the pre-pandemic normal is out of the question. The world is moving to a "new normal" where environmental policies...
Natural gas is not the bridge to a clean energy future that fossil fuel companies and governments would have us believe. Natural gas is a bridge to nowhere. This post features a recent media release by Cathy Orlando (Canadian...
This post features a wide-ranging collection of five positive developments—things to feel good about—at a time when our world is undergoing the most tumultuous and unpredictable period in human history. Daily news about climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, social...
The world must prevent a post-pandemic carbon rebound that would all but put the final nail in the climate change coffin. We have but a small window of opportunity to avert a climate crisis. Only clean technologies can stop...
Finally we have one politician in Canada with the courage to point out the glaringly obvious truth about the Oil Sands: Canada's oil sector is in a death spiral. And sinking more money into a dying industry is a...