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Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift @ GLOBE

Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift @ GLOBE

Energy Futures Lab: The Newtonian Shift is a facilitated role-playing simulation that allows players to experience decades of energy transition in one day. Participants explore future energy shifts while representing a diverse set of viewpoints: energy producer, private customer, large energy consumer, First Nations, suppliers, grid operator, investors, and government. When registering, please select ONE of […]

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Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

Top 5 Actions for a National Climate Plan

On March 3rd, First Ministers will be meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver to lay the groundwork for a National Climate Plan. The Council of Canadians’ Energy & Climate Justice Campaigner proposes the following 5 priorities for such a plan: Freeze fossil fuel expansion and related infrastructure A clean plan towards a 100% […]

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Naomi Klein at the Vogue Theatre

Naomi Klein at the Vogue Theatre

Vancouver, see below for information on this exciting event: Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything Friday March 11th  Vogue Theatre 918 Granville Street Vancouver, BC 6:00 pm Doors Open 7:00 pm Showcase Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism. The […]

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Toronto Event: Fracking in a Permafrost Environment

Toronto Event: Fracking in a Permafrost Environment

Friends in Toronto, check out this event coming up March 1st: What are the key scientific and engineering questions related to fracking for shale gas and oil in a permafrost environment? What do we know about potential impacts on freshwater resources? Explore these and other questions at the upcoming symposium, hosted by the Program on […]

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Our 'Climate Nexus' Book Featured in Focus Magazine

Our ‘Climate Nexus’ Book Featured in Focus Magazine

Focus Magazine in Victoria has a feature on our new book, “The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy, and Biodiversity in a Changing World.” Co-author Jon O’Riordan is also interviewed for the article. “In their book The Climate Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Biodiversity in a Changing World (Rocky Mountain Books, December 2015), Robert William Sandford and […]

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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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