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Tag Archives: Canada
Beyond Compromise to Stretch Collaboration
In The Best Way to Combat Climate Change is Compromise, Chris Turner makes some great points that most thoughtful climate activists would agree with. Yes, it will take decades to make the transition to clean renewable energy. And no one … Continue reading
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Can Canada Build New Pipelines and Meet Our Climate Targets?
Originally published by Environmental Defence This is a guest post by Kevin Brady and Duncan Noble, co-authors of The Climate Test: Aligning Energy Project Assessment with Climate Policy Kevin Brady is a sustainability consultant, author and educator. … Continue reading
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Queen’s University Should Divest from Fossil Fuels
The Advisory Committee on Divestment of Fossil Fuels at Queen’s University asked for submissions concerning if the university should divest its pooled endowment fund and pooled investment fund from companies engaged in fossil fuel extraction and distribution. I offered the following … Continue reading
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A Tale of Two Headlines: When is Switching to an Electric Car a Good Thing?
Imagine two headlines for a story about electric cars: Switching to an electric car isn’t always good for the environment Switching to an electric car would reduce carbon emissions for over 80% of Canadians CBC radio recently ran a story … Continue reading
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New Report Downplays Climate Impact of Energy East: Assumes Oil by Rail Alternative
A new assessment of the climate impact of the proposed Energy East pipeline is significantly lower than the previous assessment, mainly because it assumes the oil would be extracted and shipped by rail if the pipeline is not built. The … Continue reading
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Letter to Ontario Energy Board Opposing Energy East Pipeline
18 October 2014 Ontario Energy Board P.O. Box 2319 Toronto, ON, M4P 1E4 Re: Proposed Energy East Pipeline I am writing to express my deep concern about the proposed Energy East Pipeline and to recommend that you do not approve … Continue reading
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Open Letter to Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq
28-Nov-13 Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, M.P. Minister of Environment House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 Re: Living Up to Our Climate Change Promises Dear Minister Aglukkaq, On behalf of Canada, your government made a promise to the world to reduce … Continue reading
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Government Newspeak & Greenwash: We Demand Better
Shouldn’t we hold our elected governments to a higher standard than we expect from the folks who sell soap? Or at least as high a standard as we expect from marketers? In October 2013, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) … Continue reading
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