Category Archives: Fossil Fuels

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

Advertisements
Posted in Climate Change, Costs, Benefits and Risks, Energy Probe News, Fossil Fuels, Global Cooling, The Deniers | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Climate Change, Coal, Energy Probe News, Fossil Fuels, Renewables, The Deniers | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Alternative Energy, Energy Probe News, Fossil Fuels, Nuclear Power | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Climate Change, Energy Probe News, Fossil Fuels | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Climate Change, Energy Probe News, Fossil Fuels, Oil, Pipelines | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Alternative Energy, Fossil Fuels, Renewables | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Climate Change, Coal, Costs, Benefits and Risks, Energy Probe News, Fossil Fuels | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment