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The Big Green Lie almost everyone claims to believe
(August 2, 2022) The claim that the “science was settled” on climate change never withstood scrutiny. What is settled is the abject failure of the three-decade-long attempt by the bureaucracies of the 195 countries of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on … Continue reading
Posted in Climate Change, Costs, Benefits and Risks, The Deniers Tagged C02, Climate Change, climate policy, Global Warming 1 Comment
The impossible green dream
(July 12, 2022) Instead of refurbishing an old and deteriorating natural gas pipeline that has served Ottawa for 65 years, Ottawa is investing instead in a fantasy strategy it calls its Energy Evolution plan. Unfortunately, Ottawa is not alone in … Continue reading
All that glitters isn’t green. Or renewable.
(February 3, 2022) “Green” is used as a political obedience button. We are expected to agree, without closely examining proposed laws and policies. After all, how could it be bad if it’s green? We are not expected to ask “green in … Continue reading
COPOUT26 — Face, farce and fiction, from Greta to Trudeau to Modi
There is no way to remove fossil-fuel emissions from the world without causing economic chaos.
Posted in Alternative Energy, Clean Coal, Climate Change, Coal, Costs, Benefits and Risks, Fossil Fuels Tagged China, climate, COP26, fossil fuels, net zero Leave a comment
Planet Earth is healthier than ever, thanks to global warming
C02, while a blessing to Earth’s ecology, has been a curse to Earth’s economy.
Lawrence Solomon: Carbon bounties (not taxes) could save us from the next Little Ice Age
With scientists increasingly predicting a long period of global cooling, we may need incentives to put additional carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Continue reading
Ontario’s green energy experience: sobering lessons for sustainable climate change policies
A new report from the C.D. Howe Institute finds Ontario’s green energy policies have yielded moderate environmental gains while drastically increasing energy prices. Continue reading
How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector
(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector.
Posted in Conservation, Costs, Benefits and Risks, Electricity, Energy Probe News, Nuclear Power, Reforming Ontario's Electrical Generation Sector, Reforming Ontario's Local Electrical Distribution Sector, Renewables Tagged Brady Yauch, electricity, electricity rates, energy, Energy Probe, green energy, Green Energy Act, Hydro One, Ontario electricity, Ontario Energy Board, Renewable Energy Leave a comment
Lawrence Solomon: Everyone’s a climate change leader, until their claim becomes quantifiable
There may not be a metric for sincerity and earnestness but there is a metric for something else: fuel poverty. Continue reading
Lawrence Solomon: Hooray! There’s reason to celebrate that CO2 levels are still rising
No index better encapsulates the planet’s well-being than global CO2 levels. Continue reading