On November 30 of 2015, during his address to the climate delegates at the Paris climate talks, Prime Minister Trudeau uttered this inspiring catchphrase: "Canada is back my friends. Canada is back, and here to help." We are ready to...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Natural gas lies are part of a familiar pattern of disinformation propagated by the fossil fuel industry for decades. Television viewers are frequently bombarded by ads showing the good life to be enjoyed now that ample supplies of natural...
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...
When we talk about energy in Canada, we immediately think of oil and gas and pipelines like the Trans Mountain project. We think of Alberta and its dirty oilsands and we think of carbon emissions. But we're missing a...
The flipside of stranded assets is stranded liabilities. On the one hand, investors are increasingly asking whether oil demand is or will soon be in terminal decline, and on the flipside, there's the cost of retiring long-lived oil and...
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...