(March 5, 2014) The largest coal generation plant in the UK is transforming itself by converting half of its coal burning generation units into biomass (wood pellets) by 2016. Continue reading
(February 18, 2014) As a part of the revised Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) announced by Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli, on December 2, 2013, his ministry released a myriad of other information perhaps meant to either confuse or dazzle the reader. Continue reading
(February 11, 2014) Riddle me this! What do the Cement Association of Canada, United Steelworkers, Xerox and Middlefields Resource Funds (investors in oil and gas exploration and development) and Environmental Defence have in common?
(February 9, 2014) The CBC in an news item February 6, 2014, announced that the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) had launched an “audit” of some of Canada’s well known environmental charities and included on that list was Environmental Defence (ED).
(February 5, 2014) Economist Raymond J. Keating finds that media bias is real, based on news coverage of global warming as not “a theory at all” but “demonstrable as gravity,” without permitting there might be “some who disagree with such certainty.” Keating cites Lawrence Solomon as a “unique” exception to global warming bias in the media.
(January 27, 2014) An interesting look at comparisons between the Fukushima, Chernobyl and Hiroshima and Nagasaki disaster zones, particularly in regard to radiation doses. In this report for the New American, quoting Lawrence Solomon’s piece “Evacuation a worse killer than radiation,” Rebecca Terrell writes that “the true Fukushima disaster was and still is the forced evacuation of some 200,000 people.”
(January 24, 2014) In the spring of 2013, Hydro One launched their new “real time” billing system, allowing them to generate an additional $160 million (reported as an $80 annual cost for a consumer of 800 kWh per month) of revenue. Continue reading