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Koch Brothers Fund Bogus Studies to Kill Renewable Energy

Elliott Negin    Posted: 12/07/2012 9:42 am Director of News & Commentary, Union of Concerned Scientists   You can say one thing about the Koch brothers: They don’t let the facts get in their way. Of course I’m talking about Charles G. and David H. Koch (above), the billionaire owners of Koch Industries, the oil, coal and natural

 
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Two Thirds Of The World’s Top Corporations Have Set Emissions Reduction Targets Or Renewable Energy Goals

By Stephen Lacey on Dec 10, 2012 at 2:00 pm Walmart is a leading corporate investor in solar. Last year, $260 billion was invested in clean energy globally, marking the one trillionth dollar put into the sector since 2004 and the first time that clean energy saw more investment than fossil fuels. As a new report shows, much of

 
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Nova Scotia’s renewable version of the oilsands – tidal energy

The Bay of Fundy has the potential to power all of Nova Scotia. Learn about the latest and greatest in tidal technology this week at Green Energy Futures. On an average day about 160 billion tonnes of seawater flows into the Bay of Fundy. That’s more than four times the combined flow of all of

 
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Greenland passes mining projects bill, opens for cheap labour

Published on December 10, 2012 by in Home

  By: Reuters   COPENHAGEN – Greenland on Friday passed a bill setting the framework for foreign mining and exploration companies to take advantage of the natural resources of the Arctic island and opening up for cheaper labour, including staff from China. The legislation defines the size of what is determined a large scale project and

 
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First Nations assert rights to resources on international stage

Published on December 10, 2012 by in Home

  By: Alexandra Paul Winnipeg Free Press    First Nations leaders are reaching out to leaders of other nations and linking arms with activists here to get the message out that anyone who wants to a piece of Canada’s resources must be prepared to do business with them, first. In a press conference Friday, Assembly of

 
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Canada as Global Bully: The Congo Example

Published on December 10, 2012 by in Home

  Our shifting foreign policy and aid aims are on ugly display in world’s poorest country.   By Yves Engler TheTyee.ca   Thank you Julian Fantino. The International Co-operation Ministercaused a ruckus last week when he said that the Canadian International Development Agency should actively promote the country’s interests abroad rather than primarily focus on poverty reduction.

 
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Conventional Order Passes Best Before Date

Mike Nickerson    Dec 10th, 2012 Sustainability Project/7th Generation Initiative Circles have no corners; ends and beginnings flow smoothly from one to the other, yet, I can’t help but think that the end of the Mayan Calendar can mark the beginning of a new purpose for humanity. A new era is due.  Serious problems are

 
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Canadian energy doesn’t need foreign capital

Published on December 10, 2012 by in Home

  Jim Stanford Globe and Mail      A common undercurrent in debates over foreign ownership is the near-universal assumption that Canada “needs” foreign capital to develop its vast energy resources. Friday’s Globe and Mail, for example, quoted an Alberta professor who put it unequivocally: “There’s no doubt we need capital to develop our resources,

 
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Harper to close marine pollution unit critical to the health of oceans

Published on December 10, 2012 by in Home

  By Brent Patterson, Council of Canadians    The Globe and Mail reports, “Ottawa is shutting down a section of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans responsible for monitoring marine pollution issues (such as the level of hydrocarbons in sediment off the West Coast of Vancouver Island and the amount of polychlorinated biphenyls found in the fat of

 
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Council of Canadians – Toronto Chapter, Dec 9, 2012: News & Events

Published on December 10, 2012 by in Home

  The Council of Canadians  Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest advocacy organization, with members and chapters across the country. If you believe that our social programs and public services should be strengthened, not privatized; that our foreign and trade policies should be independent, not subservient to the United States; and

 
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The Doha climate talks were a start, but 2015 will be the moment of truth

Published on December 10, 2012 by in Home

  With time running out to tackle global warming, sustained global pressure must be put on governments to reach a deal in 2015   Michael Jacobs guardian.co.uk     The Doha deal creates a bridge from the old climate regime to a new one, but leaves its future shape and ambition still to be determined. By

 
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