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Opinion

It might seem unethical but someone has to get rich fighting climate change

February 5, 2015
The Guardian

Is 2015 the year when the world will finally decide on a major new global agreement on climate change? Pundits are beginning to put their cases as to whether the Paris summit in December will “save the earth”, or will end up as another Copenhagen, as in 2009 when massive anticipation resulted in inevitable post-conference disappointment. In a speech this week Prince Charles insisted that 2015 will be a make-or-break year for the climate. But is Paris where the real action will be?

2015: Will candidates be listening?

Welcome to 2015!

2015 is shaping up to be a year of resolution for BC and Canada in energy. This is the year we should know if BC’s hyped LNG export scheme will finally see daylight before its supposed “opportunity window” slams shut due to competitive and price pressures. We’ll also learn whether shovels will turn for BC Hydro’s Peace River Site C dam megaproject, or if legal challenges will tug it into a side-channel.

Challenging a Maserati - Tales from the Electric Vehicle Highway

This article has been kindly reproduced from The Watershed Sentinel, a great great little magazine published in Comox that has been the voice of the grassroots environmental movement in Canada for over 20 years.

Pass the Baton: The Clean Energy Economy is Ready

Or as Upworthy would say:

“Look how rapidly the clean energy economy is growing.

You’ll be amazed.”

  

This article is available as a PDF - see very end for the file

Can we live without the tar sands, the oil and gas pipelines, the oil tankers, the fracking and the coal-fired power? Can we live without our gas-heated homes and factories, and our oil-powered planes, ships, trucks, trains and automobiles?

THE CARBON BUBBLE: Carbon Tracker’s Work in 2013

In 2013, the London-based organization Carbon Tracker, founded by Mark Campanale, continued to reveal the risks associated with fossil fuel assets and demonstrate the need for transparent indicators of climate risks.

In preparation for the BCSEA Webinar on Tuesday Feb 11th, here is an edited version of their 2013 report:

Beyond Oil: Imagining the Future (Opinion Editorial)

Is it possible? We depend on oil for all our transport, much of our heating, and all our plastics. 

And yet like freezing cold water in the face, we know that if we are to keep global warming under control, we can burn no more than 20% of the world’s remaining oil. Any more, and we cross the critical global line past two degrees Celsius. 

We can prepare for a future without oil. 

Even France Can Go 100% Renewables

March 11, 2013
Clean Technica

 For the nuclear industry and the pro-nuclear lobby, France is held out as the text book model of how an energy system should work: More than 70 per cent of electricity needs supplied by nuclear, relatively cheap electricity for customers, investment in the next generation technology.