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Read Now: Vulnerability Assessment of Ontario’s Electrical Transmission Sector

Over the 2013-2015 time period, a study was overseen by the Power System Planning staff of the Ontario Power Authority to look into the potential vulnerability, brought on by climate change, of Ontario’s electrical transmission sector. The study included: A screening-level climate change and engineering vulnerability assessment of a major electrical transmission station in southern Ontario, […]

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G20 countries spend $450B a year on fossil fuel subsidies, study says

G20 countries spend $450B a year on fossil fuel subsidies, study says

This column is part of a package of special coverage of climate change issues by CBC News leading up to the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) being held in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. G20 countries are spending $452 billion US a year subsidizing their fossil fuel industries and are undermining the world’s effort to combat climate […]

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Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Entire Liberal cabinet will be responsible for climate change agenda

Exciting news from The Globe and Mail: All Liberal cabinet ministers have been charged with ensuring the success of the new government’s commitments on climate change, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion said in an interview Wednesday as he prepares to engage the country’s diplomatic corps in the international fight against global warming. A veteran climate warrior, […]

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Jeff Rubin: Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

Jeff Rubin: Why the oil sands no longer make economic sense

Lost in the political fallout from President Barack Obama’s decision to once and for all reject Keystone XL is the fact that there is no longer an economic context for the pipeline. For that matter, the same can be said for any of the other proposed pipelines that would service the planned massive expansion of […]

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Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

Exxon Mobil Investigated for Possible Climate Change Lies by New York Attorney General

The New York attorney general has begun an investigation of Exxon Mobil to determine whether the company lied to the public about the risks of climate change or to investors about how such risks might hurt the oil business. According to people with knowledge of the investigation, Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman issued a subpoena Wednesday evening […]

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Fighting to Keep Coal in the Ground, Montana Activists Score a Global Victory Against Climate Change

Fighting to Keep Coal in the Ground, Montana Activists Score a Global Victory Against Climate Change

If you are concerned about the climate, you should be paying attention to what is happening in southeast Montana. To avoid catastrophic climate change, a recent study in the journal Nature found that 92 percent of coal reserves in the United States must stay in the ground to keep global temperature rise under 2 degrees Celsius. Montana […]

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Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change

Imagine if Exxon had told the truth on climate change

Like all proper scandals, the #Exxonknew revelations have begun to spin off new dramas and lines of inquiry. Presidential candidates have begun to call for Department of Justice investigations, and company spokesmen have begun to dig themselves deeper into the inevitable holes as they try to excuse the inexcusable. As the latest expose instalment from those hopeless radicals at […]

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Young Conservative of the Year Amelia Telford calls for the energy revolution ahead of Paris climate conference

Young Conservative of the Year Amelia Telford calls for the energy revolution ahead of Paris climate conference

In 2013, Amelia Telford approached then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd while dressed up as Nemo to ask him “how he was going to protect my home, as a clown fish in the Great Barrier Reef”. This year the 21-year-old has another message for the Prime Minister, though this time it’s for Malcolm Turnbull, and she’s talking […]

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