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On Energy East and Real National Unity

On Energy East and Real National Unity

Some proponents of the Energy East pipeline tout that it will help create ‘national unity’. They point to past large-scale development projects, like the national railway, which connected the country and made people feel a sense of national pride. However, as this ope-ed points out, the dying oil and gas sector should not be the […]

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Event: Bringing the Global Climate Agenda Home

Event: Bringing the Global Climate Agenda Home

On February 11th, check out this event hosted by SFU’s Faculty of Environment: At the Nexus of Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Bringing the Global Agenda Home   Thursday, February 11 (5:30 – 7:00pm) Room 1420, SFU Vancouver, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver In the wake of the agreement reached at the 2015 COP21 Climate Change Conference in […]

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36% Renewables by 2030 Will Boost Global GDP by $1.3 Trillion

36% Renewables by 2030 Will Boost Global GDP by $1.3 Trillion

              A new article from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) says that renewable energy can boost the global economy significantly: “Achieving a 36 per cent share of renewable energy in the global energy mix by 2030 would increase global gross domestic product (GDP) by up […]

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ACT Book Featured at Literary Lights Event

ACT Book Featured at Literary Lights Event

Let your friends in the Canmore area know that ACT author Bob Sandford will be featured at an upcoming literary event. Our publisher Rocky Mountain Books is holding an event next week to feature their writers. See below for details: Literary Lights: A Celebration of Canmore Writers and Rocky Mountain Books  Thursday January 28th, 7:00 […]

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California's gas leak should spur Canadian action on methane emissions

California’s gas leak should spur Canadian action on methane emissions

                          A new blog from the Pembina Institute makes an important point about the ongoing Aliso Canyon methane gas leak in California. While the situation in California is definitely an important crisis, here in Canada we also emit huge amounts of methane every […]

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"The Climate Nexus" Featured in Georgia Straight

“The Climate Nexus” Featured in Georgia Straight

The Georgia Straight featured our new book “The Climate Nexus” in a recent article. “Former senior civil servant Jon O’Riordan says human beings can no longer count on natural processes to absorb the impact of people on the Earth.  “In a new book he coauthored with Canadian water expert Robert Sandford, O’Riordan argues that the […]

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Solar power lighting up Nigeria

Solar power lighting up Nigeria

In Nigeria many people still live without power. However, a new plan aims to bring solar power to one million households. From Quartz Africa: “With about 90 million Nigerians living without power, citizens are forced to live on expensively maintained generator sets. The effect of the lack of electricity is significant as it continues to hamper economic growth […]

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San Diego: Entirely Renewable Energy in 20 Years

San Diego: Entirely Renewable Energy in 20 Years

                              San Diego is showing that cities can take bold climate action without waiting for national initiatives. From The New York Times: “With a unanimous City Council vote, San Diego, the country’s eighth-largest city, became the largest American municipality to transition to […]

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