'Alternative' energy and less energy

Arno Kopecky

June 30, 2023

Renewable energy has achieved critical mass, but the oil and gas industry has us staying a dangerous course amid climate change

Humanity is on the verge of two drastically different futures: one hopeful, one disastrous. 

Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
 Pumpjack - Sanjay Acharya/WikimediaCommons

Attached below this article is a table of how soon the known global reserves of a number of key minerals/elements will be completely depleted at the current rate of exploitation. 

June 27, 2023

The Canadian government must take the lead in protecting Canadians from an inevitable “terminal decline” of the global oil and gas sector, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) concludes in a detailed analysis released yesterday.

Arielle Samuelson
A heat dome is broiling Texas and putting the state’s power grid to the test. Source: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

June 29, 2023

Renewables are the only reason Texas' power grid hasn't failed during this month's punishing heat wave, a grid expert tells HEATED

As a Californian who’s been through extreme heat waves, I’ve felt a lot of empathy this week for Texas, which is suffering its third week under a deadly heat dome pushing temperatures above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius). 

Samuel Petrequin & Sylvie Corbet
Engineers walk next to solar panels at Benban Solar Park in Aswan, Egypt, on Oct. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

June 22nd 2023

Facing an audience packed with world leaders and finance officials in suits, Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate silenced the room, then made everyone listen to some uncomfortable facts.

Cloe Logan
Efficiency Canada just released a paper that makes policy suggestions on how Canada could lead the way by marrying rental protections with energy-efficiency programs. Photo by Mika Baumeister / Unsplash

June 23rd 2023

In Canada, most federal energy-efficiency programs target homeowners: the Canadian Greener Homes grant, for example, offers $125 to $5,000 to install heat pumps, swap out insulation and more.

Seth Klein
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau helps to install solar panels on a roof during a campaign stop in Iqaluit, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. Photo by:The Canadian Press/Nathan Denette

June 16, 2023

The federal government has tabled its long-awaited Sustainable Jobs Act (formerly to be known as Just Transition Act).


John Feffer
Posco prospects a lithium salt lake in Argentina. (courtesy of Posco Holdings)
Entrepreneurs and adventurers have long traveled the world in search of gold. European empires looted Latin America for its silver and tin. Diamonds attracted the rapacious to Africa. Oil has built enormous empires of wealth in the Gulf states.




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