Category Archives: Energy

G20 scorecard: continuing to heavily subsidize fossil fuels

When the world met in Paris, in 2009, they signed commitments to adopt “finance flows consistent with a pathway toward low greenhouse gas emissions and climate-resilient development.” A G20 scorecard from the Institute for Sustainable Development finds that the actions of G20 nations contradict this. 

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Alkaline Batteries test and recharge

Twice a year, for valid safety reasons, many households change the 9Volt alkaline batteries in their fire alarms. What do they do with the now used batteries be they A3,A2, C, D or 9V? On average, 40% that is 4 in 10 alkaline batteries which are thrown in the garbage are at 75% – 100% power remaining.

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Joe Biden’s comments about the oil industry

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden’s comments about the oil industry on Thursday show that he understands the unparalleled global financial realignment happening due to climate change, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour says.

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Election 2020: BC Liberals would expedite LNG export projects

Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

British Columbia’s two dominant political parties are backing liquefied natural gas development as part of their re-election campaign platforms.

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BC’s solar market at tipping point, industry says

By Carl Meyer, Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Solar energy businesses in British Columbia believe their market is at a tipping point following years of niche status, as costs come down, governments demand greener buildings and residents offset rising utility bills from power-hungry electric cars.

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