Author Archives: Lawrence Solomon

About Lawrence Solomon

Lawrence Solomon is one of Canada's leading environmentalists. His book, The Conserver Solution (Doubleday) popularized the Conserver Society concept in the late 1970s and became the manual for those interested in incorporating environmental factors into economic life. An advisor to President Jimmy Carter's Task Force on the Global Environment (the Global 2000 Report) in the late 1970's, he has since been at the forefront of movements to reform foreign aid, stop nuclear power expansion and adopt toll roads. Mr. Solomon is a founder and managing director of Energy Probe Research Foundation and the executive director of its Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Institute divisions. He has been a columnist for The Globe and Mail, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the editor and publisher of the award-winning The Next City magazine, and the author or co-author of seven books, most recently The Deniers, a #1 environmental best-seller in both Canada and the U.S. .

Lawrence Solomon: Trudeau stubbornly keeps Canada standing with Paris as everyone else bails

This week it was Australia’s turn to desert the cause, when it rejected its Clean Energy Target. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Paris is dead. The global warming deniers have won

Since his pullout in June, Trump has repeatedly reaffirmed the wisdom of pulling out of the “bad deal” for the U.S. that was Paris. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Singing the praises of coal — the virtuous stone that liberated humanity

Among coal’s virtues is its small ecological footprint, in startling contrast to the clodhoppers that are renewable energy. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: How Tesla’s Elon Musk became the master of fake business

Musk’s genius is primarily in the subsidy-seeking realm. By 2015, U.S. governments alone had given his companies US$5 billion through direct grants, tax breaks, cut-rate loans, tax credits and rebates. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Why big business CEOs lean left on the Paris climate deal — and on most everything else

A little history would help explain why big business spoke almost as one in favour of sweeping regulation by the governments of the world. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: The Paris accord always was a sham

The accord allowed politicians to pay lip service meanwhile raising taxes in the name of the environment. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: How to make Ontario’s awful power system as dull (and affordable) as natural gas

Unlike its power companies, Ontario’s gas is sold by pencil-pushers who keep their nose to the grindstone and avoid controversy. Continue reading

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