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Tax group asks feds to wait for Muskrat Falls review

Published on December 1, 2012 by in Home

  Canadian Press CBC News      Ottawa should not back a loan guarantee for the Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject in Labrador until it passes an independent regulatory review, say public spending watchdogs. The federal government says the proposed $7.4-billion project is viable and that it’s working with a financial adviser to finalize a loan

 
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Penashue faces questions over family, business ties to Labrador hydro project

Published on December 1, 2012 by in Home

  By Jorge Barrera APTN National News   Calls are growing for an investigation into Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue’s family and business ties to a multi-billion dollar project in his home riding of Labrador. Penashue’s links to the $7.4 billion Muskrat Falls hydroelectric project have triggered questions about the Labrador MP and former Innu leader’s involvement

 
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Bad day in court for anti-wind campaigner Sarah Laurie

By Mike Barnard on 27 November 2012 It’s rare that anti-wind lobbyists appear under oath. Dr Sarah Laurie, medical director of the anti-wind lobbying group The Waubra Foundation, was asked to testify on behalf of those opposed to a proposed wind farm before the Environment, Resources and Development (ERD) Court in South Australia from 13-14 January, 2011. She was examined

 
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Behind the Numbers well worth examining

Published on December 1, 2012 by in Home

  Behind the Numbers Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives   CCPA’s national blog, Behind the Numbers, delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, employment and much more. Go behind the numbers with these latest posts: Implementing Budget 2012, by Kate McInturff Social Impact

 
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Pacific islanders face major losses from climate change

Published on December 1, 2012 by in Home

  Megan Rowling AlertNet      DOHA (AlertNet) – The livelihoods of some 10 million people in Pacific island communities are increasingly vulnerable to climate change, which poses “unprecedented challenges” to the region’s economies and environment, a U.N.-backed report said on Friday. Incomes – in many cases already low – are at risk from sea-level

 
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Climate Change: Methane and CO2 in thawing Arctic permafrost a climate tipping point

Published on December 1, 2012 by in Home

  by Takver – Climate IMC  indiebay.org    A new report on permafrost slowly thawing in the Arctic creating methane and carbon dioxide emissions highlights an approaching dangerous climate tipping point. There is a huge amount of organic matter frozen in permafrost, estimated to contain 1,700 gigatonnes of carbon, twice the amount of carbon currently

 
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What an Obama Administration “Climate Reset” Could Look Like

Published on December 1, 2012 by in Home

  Climate Action Network usclimatenetwork.org    “Conventional wisdom has held that, faced with a recalcitrant Congress, the Administration’s hands are tied with regard to making progress in the UN climate talks. While action by Congress is certainly required in some areas — such as ratification and/or implementation of any new treaty or other legal instrument

 
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Britain on the ‘Cusp of an Energy Renaissance’

By Kelvin Ross, Deputy Editor, Power Engineering International November 30, 2012   |   1 Comment Wind power will be key beneficiary in new low-carbon initiative. LONDON – UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey Wednesday said “we are on the cusp of a renaissance in British energy” after unveiling the government’s long-awaited Energy Bill. Speaking to journalists after he had addressed

 
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The New Newspeak

Published on December 1, 2012 by in Home

  NDP environment critic Meghan Leslie understands how indebted the Harper government is to George Orwell. Rather than reading 1984 as a warning against tyranny, the Harperites have adopted the novel as a how to manual. Their messaging is thoroughly imbued with the principles of Newspeak. Those principles are particularly apparent when it comes to

 
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