Category Archives: Fossil Fuels

How megaprojects bankrupt utilities

Brady Yauch, executive director of Consumer Policy Institute, describes the looming threat to public institutions – and to our pocketbooks. 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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The Kinder Morgan pipeline: permits or permission?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval of the Kinder Morgan pipeline has raised a storm of protest about its predicted impacts on the orcas, climate change, First Nations’ rights, as well as concerns about the project’s “flawed” approval process and lack of “social licence”. Lawyer Andrew Roman contextualizes some of the hot-button issues raised by critics. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Yes, Ontario’s Liberals can cancel their terrible renewable power contracts—and they should do it now

There is no compelling case for Ontario to honour its odious renewable power deals. Continue reading

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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: How Trump shattered the alliance between environmentalists and Big Labour

(June 9, 2016) The stage is set for a knock ‘em down, drag ‘em out fight with Donald Trump making an unapologetic play for the hardhat vote and Hillary Clinton promising to “put coal miners out of work” and all but eliminate fracking. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Forget the old Peak Oil theory, now the oil industry’s doom will be its everlasting supply

Environmentalists are embracing the Peak Oil Theory, but in their version supply won’t peak, demand will, since no one really wants oil. Continue reading

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