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Lawrence Solomon: Yes, our environmental group is ‘controversial’; we’re also usually proven right

Throughout the decades, we’ve been considered mavericks because we challenged the conventional wisdom; in virtually every area, we’ve been proven right over time. Energy Probe responds to, “A Look into Canada’s Most Controversial Environmental Organization,” a recent news piece about the organization’s connection to a coffee shop in the Annex. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Ontario’s environmental commissioner, serving the public or simply sucking up?

(October 14, 2013) On October 10, 2013, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller released his 194-page annual report titled, “Serving the Public,” and backed it up with a “supplement” that ran to 247 pages. His press conference at 10 a.m. on that day attracted little attention resulting in only minor media coverage. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Tyranny of the north

(August 19, 2011) Venezuela’s dictator, Hugo Chavez, was in the news this week for brashly announcing an expropriation of the mineral rights of the citizens of his country. We don’t seize private property that way in our democracy. We seize it silently and in plain sight, as seen in the province of Alberta, which so deftly passed stealth legislation two years ago that most Albertans are only now discovering the government’s audacious takeover of their property rights. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: Why large industry supports a carbon tax over other GHG regulations

(February 15, 2011) Aldyen Donnelly argues that large industry in Canada has been supportive of carbon taxes over other forms of emissions regulations, since they could reasonably expect to receive the same exemptions that their European counterparts enjoy. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: US Department of Energy report and what it means for Canada

(Dec. 20, 2010) The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its early summary of its 2011 Energy Outlook this morning. There is great deal in this new release that matters to Canada and the Canadian economy. Continue reading

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Alternative energy

Energy Probe is Canada’s pioneer in the field of alternative energy. In 1978, its guide to renewable energy technologies, The Renewable Energy Handbook, became a bestseller, and in 1980 it completed Ecology House in downtown Toronto, Canada’s first working demonstration … Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: Creating an effective Renewable Energy Standard for Canada

Many supporters in the reduction of greenhouse gases say that the most effective way to do so would be to NOT license further capacity without retiring existing capacity. Nor should capacity to support fossil fuel-based transport be expanded. One way to keep cars off the road is to stop building roads—forcing consumers and businesses to make do with existing infrastructure of that sort and facilitate shift to other modes

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Is it time to press reset on nuclear?

(July 31, 2009) Cost overruns, delays in building reactors are sapping a nuclear revival

In a throwback to its tumultuous past, nuclear power is teetering on the brink of renaissance or relapse, waffling between a return to its golden age and a slow demise. Continue reading

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Is it time to press reset on nuclear?

(July 31, 2009) Cost overruns, delays in building reactors are sapping a nuclear revival. In a throwback to its tumultuous past, nuclear power is teetering on the brink of renaissance or relapse, waffling between a return to its golden age and a slow demise. Continue reading

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Energy Probe's position on emission reduction trading

This is a summary of Energy Probe’s concerns over the Ontario Emission Reduction Trading (ERT) program announced in January. The government’s ERT program fails to meet the objectives of its November 1997 White Paper on electricity reform and should be substantially revised to achieve environmental improvement.

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