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Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ma Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition

Gates, Branson, Zuckerberg, Bezos, and Ma Launch Breakthrough Energy Coalition

“We need innovation that gives us energy that’s cheaper than today’s hydrocarbon energy, that has zero CO2 emissions, and that’s as reliable as today’s overall energy system. And when you put all those requirements together, we need an energy miracle,”Bill Gates recently told The Atlantic. Luckily, what The Atlantic article called Gates’ “solo global lobbying campaign,” is starting to snowball. […]

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Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

Giving up beef will reduce carbon footprint more than cars, says expert

“The biggest intervention people could make towards reducing their carbon footprints would not be to abandon cars, but to eat significantly less red meat,” Benton said. “Another recent study implies the single biggest intervention to free up calories that could be used to feed people would be not to use grains for beef production in the […]

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Learn more about our new book, "The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World"

Learn more about our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World”

ACT was pleased to release our new book: The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World, by Jon O’Riordan & Robert William Sandford  Published by Rocky Mountain Books | $16 hardcover We held an event in Vancouver on December 3rd to launch this exciting book. Secure supplies of water, food and energy are […]

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Carbon Pricing Won't Hurt GDP: Study

Carbon Pricing Won’t Hurt GDP: Study

According to a new study by the EcoFiscal Commission, an independent coalition of Canadian economists, the majority of Canada’s economy would not be harmed if Canada had a carbon pricing scheme similar to British Columbia’s. From The Star: “Sectors representing about 95 per cent of Canada’s GDP would face little competitive pressure if a B.C.-style carbon […]

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Alberta's Bold New Climate Change Policy

Alberta’s Bold New Climate Change Policy

          On the weekend, Alberta revealed its new climate change policy. From CTV News: The plan, the result of months of study and public input, will introduce a broad-based carbon tax that would apply across the economy. The government will move to phase out the province’s coal-fired power generation by 2030. And […]

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Population and Climate: Consumption is the Bigger Problem

Population and Climate: Consumption is the Bigger Problem

A new article in The Guardian points out that while any argue population growth is an issue for climate change, the bigger problem is how we consume resources. “If we want to reduce our impacts this century…it is consumption we must address. Population growth is outpaced by the growth in our consumption of almost all resources. […]

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Paris 2015: Climate Change and Peace

Paris 2015: Climate Change and Peace

After the devastating attacks last Friday in Paris, here is a beautiful piece from 350.org about the need to work for climate justice in order to work for peace. “The upcoming Paris Climate Summit is, in a sense, a peace summit — perhaps the most important peace summit that has ever been held. “We need […]

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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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