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Emissions sink as consumers turn off coal

Published on December 17, 2012 by in Home

  Peter Hannam, Carbon economy editor SMH.com.au   Weak demand for electricity across eastern mainland states has sparked a “dramatic fall” in greenhouse gas emissions from Australia’s power stations, the latest review of data by consultants Pitt & Sherry has found. While demand for base-load electricity from black coal-fired power stations has been in retreat for

 
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Official says wind power prospects excellent

Published on December 12, 2012 by in Home

  By John Miner London Free Press     The wind turbine industry is talking water. For years, wind energy development has been successfully promoted for its environmental benefits — generating electricity without greenhouse gas emissions or other air pollutants. But now the head of the association that represents more than 400 wind energy companies in

 
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Greenpeace Partners with Industry Logging Canadian Boreal Forests

Published on December 6, 2012 by in Home

  Along with ForestEthics and other foundation-dependent primary forest logging apologists, Greenpeace negotiates weak agreement that legitimizes continued old growth forest logging in exchange for vague promises of possible future protections. Old forest greenwashing must end.   BREAKING NEWS: Greenpeace Renounces Agreement (see story following) Dr. Glen Barry Earth’s Newsdesk/Ecological Internet    (Canada) – In

 
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Biomass Resources in the United States

Biomass holds the promise of clean power and fuel — if handled right Union of Concerned Scientists DOWNLOAD: Biomass Resource Assessment (2012) Biomass — plant material and animal waste — can be used to create transportation fuels and generate electricity, but the key to using biomass resources in a beneficial way is to focus on the right resources

 
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Greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced after all: study

Published on December 4, 2012 by in Home

  PTI Hindustan Times   Increased use of information and communication technology such as video conferencing and smart building management could cut global greenhouse gas emissions by up to 16.5 per cent by 2020, says a new study conducted by The Boston Consulting Group on behalf of GeSI. “SMARTer2020 (the report) shows the abatement potential of

 
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Action Alert! The real energy scandal is nuclear

Published on November 27, 2012 by in Home

  Angela Bischoff Ontario Clean Air Alliance    The provincial opposition parties used much of the all-too-brief fall legislature session to hammer the Liberal government on its decision to relocate two gas-fired generating stations at a reported cost of $230 million. But nary a word was said about a much bigger scandal: the government’s full

 
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A chat with Al Gore on carbon taxes, natural gas, and the ‘morally wrong’ Keystone pipeline

Published on November 22, 2012 by in Home

Al Gore says that the realization that we are in a planetary emergency is now recognized by more and more in Congress. By David Roberts Grist.org   On Nov. 14-15, the Climate Reality Project held its second annual “24 Hours of Reality” marathon, spending an entire day and night live-streaming events and panels around the

 
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Pipelines in the Great Bear Rainforest

Published on November 2, 2012 by in Home

    Posted by Caitlyn Vernon, campaigner Sierra Club BC Posted by Caitlyn Vernon, campaigner at Nov 01, 2012 03:59 PM | Permalink Enbridge continues to claim that the Northern Gateway pipeline wouldn’t run through the Great Bear Rainforest. This is an affront to geography, ecology, First Nations, and the history of land use planning on the BC coast.

 
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Yukon unveils revised Peel watershed plan

Published on October 26, 2012 by in Home

  New plan would allow more development than commission’s final report   CBC News The Yukon government unveiled its version of a land-use plan for the Peel watershed on Tuesday, and it’s designed to accommodate more development. Premier Darrell Pasloski announced the government’s proposed revisions to the plan at a news conference. The Yukon government

 
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Report outlines ways Canadian commuters can save money, drive less and cut climate pollution

Published on October 23, 2012 by in Home

  Cherise Burda and Julia Kilpatrick Pembina Institute    Toronto — Canadian commuters can save time and money while reducing their environmental impact and cutting climate change pollution by making simple changes to their driving habits, according to a new study released today by the Pembina Institute. The report, Behind the Wheel, states that the average

 
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What You Need To Know About The Canadian Tar Sands

Published on October 16, 2012 by in Home

  Jaymi Heimbuch Treehugger.com    This is a picture of Syncrude’s base mine. The yellow structures are the bases of pyramids made of sulphur – it is not economical for Syncrude to sell the sulphur so it stockpiles it instead. Behind that is the tailings pond, held in by what is recognized as the largest

 
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Mining a power hog

Published on October 7, 2012 by in Home

 The cost of electricity is second only to wages in the mining industry. Conservation and efficiency can positively effect the bottom line and help the environment. Government regulation and the cost of electricity are strong motivators for adopting positive environmental change.   Sebastien Perth The Sudbury Star     One source of pollution that often gets overlooked,

 
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Infographic: Overfishing is a problem we can solve

Published on September 14, 2012 by in Home

 The solutions are out there but we have to build the political muscle to use them. For society deferred gratification is a real challenge, even when it pays huge dividends. Ecocide is a choice. An ecocide law will help those with superior responsibility make the right choice. nef Share this on Facebook Download the new

 
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Alberta tries again to balance oilsands, environment

Published on August 23, 2012 by in Home

When at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again! And kudos for Diana McQueen for doing just that. However, the wisdom of allowing the continuation of existing oil and gas tenures in the new conservation areas means that ‘conservation’ has a new, restricted meaning.   The Canadian Press CBC News   The Alberta government

 
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No Nukes News, Aug 16, 2012: what’s up with nuclear cost overruns?

Published on August 17, 2012 by in Home

No Nukes News Aug. 16, 2012 – Please pass this onto a friend!   By-elections have been called for K-W and Vaughan. Help us get the word out that it’s time to make nuclear cost overruns a thing of the past! No more special deals. Please sign this petition calling on the Ontario legislature to

 
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