This blog post is a follow-up to a recent letter campaign I undertook with a group of CEOs in the Canadian Oil Industry. The title of this piece, Oil Industry CEOs MIA on Climate is the product of this letter...
At dusk on Sunday, November 22, Ottawa youth will gather with solar lights to form an image of the sun and call for 100% renewable energy in Canada during their lifetime. Please join my four grandkids and I on...
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...
In her most recent post, Ellen Moyer explores the pitfalls of Biomass, Biofuel, Bioenergy, Biopower as an alternative to the carbon-spewing energy we have used since the industrial revolution. Image: natura2 jpg, www.networkpellet.com Biomass, Biofuel, Bioenergy, Biopower - Myth or Reality? Climate change...
While it’s very easy to get caught up in the dynamics of the Kinder Morgan controversy, what about the real question, the truly critical question? What is the impact of the Tar Sands on global carbon emissions? Where Does...
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...
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...
There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. According to Joseph Stiglitz, the world-renowned global economist and Columbia University professor, putting a price on carbon is...
The following climate change cartoons are quite convincing. They can be a valuable aid in discussing the serious matter of the climate crisis we face with your friends or perhaps your elderly parents and of course your kids and...
"The stranded asset hypothesis just got real," reported Business Green in early July. “Shell and BP are writing down assets while a raft of US fracking firms are entering bankruptcy protection – change is coming to the fossil fuel...