Category Archives: Costs, Benefits and Risks

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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How Queen’s Park broke Ontario’s provincial electricity sector

(April 12, 2017) Political meddling has undermined the province’s electricity sector.

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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

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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

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5 reasons to oppose Ontario’s cap and trade proposal

(December 11, 2015) Our letter to Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on why a cap and trade program is a poor idea.

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Lawrence Solomon: Anglosphere leads on global warming

Recognizing its early mistakes, the English-speaking world is abandoning its infatuation with climate change theory. Continue reading

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