Canada

13/02/24
Author: 
Primary Author: Mitchell Beer
LNG Terminal - Robin Lucas/Geograph

Feb. 12, 2024

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) carries up to 2.7 times the global warming impact of burning coal, according to a draft science paper released on the heels of U.S. President Joe Biden’s landmark decision to apply a climate test to a massive, new LNG export terminal in Louisiana.

11/02/24
Author: 
Dave Rollo,
 Fracking has left its mark. (Flickr)

Feb.7. 2024

Warn anyone in the USA about the coming energy crisis and you’re likely to see eyes roll. “What energy crisis? That was half a century ago! Markets and technology won. Today we’re back among the top oil suppliers!”

All true, but the response gives a false sense of security that has policymakers and publics sleepwalking toward a cliff. An energy crisis is likely ahead, no matter our rank (currently third) among oil supplying nations. Seeing the coming crisis requires looking beneath the veneer of oil supply claims and asking some deeper questions.

11/02/24
Author: 
Mia Rabson
Energy and Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson rises during question period, Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 in Ottawa. File photo by The Canadian Press/Adrian Wyld

Feb. 6, 2024

Demand for federal cash to help defray the cost of home energy renovations spiked in recent months, forcing the government to close applications for the program almost a year earlier than expected.

With more than half a million applications for the Canada Greener Homes Grant already in, the program is nearing its $2.6-billion budget.

11/02/24
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
‘Canada faces daunting challenges in meeting its net-zero commitments,’ writes David Hughes. ‘These are not insurmountable but must be clearly understood and faced head-on.’ Photo by Adrian Wyld, the Canadian Press.

Feb. 8, 2024

A leading energy analyst crunches and questions the numbers that national goals are built upon.

Canada’s road to net zero by 2050 will be bumpy, winding and “daunting.”

11/02/24
Author: 
Primary Author: Compiled by Mitchell Beer
Houses - Hilde Melby/wikimedia commons

Feb. 9, 2024

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has signed up more than 100,000 households in six months for an electricity demand management program that is now Canada’s biggest virtual power plant, and North America’s fastest-growing.

08/02/24
Author: 
Cloe Logan
An LNG tanker. Photo by Lens Envy via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)

Jan. 7, 2024

Recent energy figures from Europe further weaken Canada’s justification for developing LNG to export it abroad, says a new report.

 

05/02/24
Author: 
Molly Segal - What On Earth
 Climeworks’ Orca in Iceland
Feb. 1, 2024
 

When Alex Tavasoli came across a patent filed in Wisconsin that used carbon dioxide to cure cement — essentially capturing and storing CO2 — she was surprised to learn that it was from 1874. 

05/02/24
Author: 
Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood
The longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes. Photo by Markus Spiske/Pexels

The year 2024 is shaping up to be the most important ever for climate action — just like 2023 before it and 2022 before that, and so on back through at least the 1980s.

It may be a tired refrain. But in this era of accelerating and compounding crises, the longer we fail to address climate change, the more urgent the problem becomes.

So what trends, events and opportunities should concerned citizens be paying attention to in 2024?

05/02/24
Author: 
Various
UNRWA aid truck

Jan. 5, 2024

Trudeau, Restore UNWRA Funding Now: An Open Letter

ANTI-RACISMCANADA  •  February 5, 2024

Dear PM Trudeau and Minister Hussen,

05/02/24
Author: 
Trevor Hancock
In the U.K., Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, left, has pledged to “max out” the U.K.’s oil and gas reserves. IAN FORSYTH, POOL PHOTO VIA AP

Feb. 4, 2024

In the U.S., the Biden administration approved nearly 10,000 oil and gas drilling permits on public lands in its first three years, while Donald Trump is moronically pledging to “drill baby, drill”

Last week, I documented the massive impact of the fossil-fuel industry on people and the planet, an impact the industry generally ignores or downplays in its rush to make money and maintain its power, earning it the title of “the new tobacco.”

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