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Job Opportunity: Community Energy Administrator

Job Opportunity: Community Energy Administrator

Check out this exciting climate-related job posting: Community Energy Association: Community Energy Administrator Part-time Metro Vancouver area preferred Community Energy Association(CEA) (a non-profit society) has an entry-level position available to support senior staff in coordinating workshops, board meetings, travel, communications and research.  This is an entry-level position with the potential to advance based on individual performance […]

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Carbon Talks: Levelling the Playing Field as Vancouver Implements its Renewable City Strategy

Carbon Talks: Levelling the Playing Field as Vancouver Implements its Renewable City Strategy

Wednesday March 23 12:30-1:30 pm What are the roles of equity, justice and democratic process as the City of Vancouver moves forward with its energy planning? According to the World Energy Council, energy equity is about accessibility and affordability of energy supply across the population. While cities are demonstrating climate and energy leadership, they will […]

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Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Pipelines or Paris? Trudeau and the premiers must choose

Yesterday, the country received news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the first ministers had agreed to make a national climate plan. However, a much-critiqued piece of Trudeau’s vision is his assertion that pipelines need to be part of the transition to clean energy. From Ricochet: “Trudeau and the Liberals remain committed to the expansion of […]

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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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