February 23, 2013 Tina Casey The U.S. Department of Defense has been among the most aggressive leaders on climate change action under the Obama Administration, and they have just stepped it up to the next level. Last week, DoD released the new Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap, its blueprint for addressing the effects of climate change in a national security context.
A pump jack works in front of a wind farm in Southwestern Ontario in this photo from July, 2012. (Randall Moore/The Globe and Mail) ROBERT HORNUNG The Globe and Mail Published Friday, Feb. 22 2013, 7:39 AM EST Ontario will have shut down 17 of 19 coal-fired power plants by the end of this year. By
By Earth Policy Institute Grist guest contributor By J. Matthew Roney Wind has overtaken nuclear as an electricity source in China. In 2012, wind farms generated 2 percent more electricity than nuclear power plants did, a gap that will likely widen dramatically over the next few years as wind surges ahead. Since 2007, nuclear power generation
SHAWN MCCARTHY - GLOBAL ENERGY REPORTER MARMORA, Ont. — The Globe and Mail Published Tuesday, Feb. 19 2013, 3:32 PM EST Last updated Wednesday, Feb. 20 2013, 7:17 AM EST On the wind-swept ridge of a mountainous slag heap, Northland Power Inc. plans to construct a miniature Niagara Falls to store power and provide it to Ontario’s grid when the
Democracy Now A DAILY INDEPENDENT GLOBAL NEWS HOUR With Amy Goodman & Juan González Watch Video: http://www.democracynow.org/2013/2/19/the_atm_for_climate_denial_secretive While the secretive Donors Trust has given millions to a variety of right-wing causes, denying climate change appears to be its top priority. An analysis by the environmentalist group Greenpeace reveals Donors Trust has funneled more than one-third of
31 01 2013 Danish Wind Energy Assoc. By the end of 2012 wind energy covered more than 30% of Denmark’s electricity consumption. Denmark is thus still well on its way toward the target of 50% wind energy in 2020, and remains the country in the world that has the highest share of wind energy in the
Sun, 2013-02-17 22:15 DeSmogBlog.com GRAHAM READFEARN PERHAPS somebody should write a pocket guide book with the title: “How to spot you’ve been suckered by a fake grassroots movement”. Once it’s written, these guide books could be distributed free of charge to crowds at anti-carbon tax rallies, US Tea Party marches and pretty much any gathering of
Brendan DeMelle Executive Director, DeSmogBlog.com Posted: 02/11/2013 1:26 pm A new academic study confirms that front groups with longstanding ties to the tobacco industry and the billionaire Koch brothers planned the formation of the Tea Party movement more than a decade before it exploded onto the U.S. political scene. Far from a genuine grassroots uprising, this astroturf
The fact that oil & gas receives $700 Billion to $800 Billion a year in government subsidies worldwide — when it is a mature industry and the most profitable industry worldwide — is ludicrous. This cartoon captures the reality of the insane reality.
Anonymous billionaires donated $120m to more than 100 anti-climate groups working to discredit climate change science • How Donors Trust distributed millions to anti-climate groups guardian.co.uk, Thursday 14 February 2013 13.39 GMT Climate sceptic groups are mobilising against Obama’s efforts to act on climate change in his second term. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Conservative billionaires used
2013-02-15 “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson President Barack Obama had his choice of topics to be included in his State of the Union address earlier this week. You can bet his phone rings constantly in the weeks leading
Secretive funding network channelled millions to stop state governments moving towards renewable energy Suzanne Goldenberg, US environment correspondent The Guardian guardian.co.uk, Friday 15 February 2013 12.12 GMT The trusts, Donors Trust and Donors Capital Fund, served as the bankers of the conservative movement over the past decade, have funded a campaign against windfarms. Photograph: Alex Garcia/Getty
Police and security agencies describe green groups’ protests and petitions as ‘forms of attack’, documents reveal Stephen Leahy in Uxbridge, Canada guardian.co.uk, Thursday 14 February 2013 17.41 GMT Canadian government agencies have been accused of conflating extremism with peaceful protests, such as the ongoing campaign against Keystone XL tar sands pipeline project. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Monitoring of
Peter Behr, E&E reporter EnergyWire: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Second in a series. See the first part here. As energy companies began to sink horizontal wells into the Barnett Shale of north-central Texas a decade ago, a distinctive production curve appeared that has become a strong visual symbol in the debate about the future of the vast