Tag Archives: environment

The last straw and the pipeline

Governments have often made decisions based on impulse rather than reason. A classic example is the fallacy of “the last straw”. Legal expert Andrew Roman looks at pipeline-related issues and environmental decision-making. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Nature needs a hand

The tar sands sites will leave a lasting man-made legacy that will be more enjoyed by humans than the sullied lands they found. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Wind turbines and solar panels bring Ontario energy poverty: Chapter 1

Green sustainable energy is working for Ontario making us all more prosperous.” There are a large number of people in Ontario who would disagree with that statement and they are reflected in the increasing number of people living in “energy poverty”. Continue reading

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Parker Gallant: Biomass is carbon neutral, and the world is flat!

(March 5, 2014) The largest coal generation plant in the UK is transforming itself by converting half of its coal burning generation units into biomass (wood pellets) by 2016.

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Parker Gallant: Environmental Defence blame others for their CRA problems

(February 9, 2014) The CBC in an news item February 6, 2014, announced that the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) had launched an “audit” of some of Canada’s well known environmental charities and included on that list was Environmental Defence (ED).

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Taking green seriously

(July 20, 2012) A new report finds the provincial government’s renewable energy policies are jeopardizing Ontario’s economy and inflicting unnecessary environmental costs and health risks on communities. Continue reading

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Planet has been much warmer

The concept of human-caused climate change through increased atmospheric CO 2 is based on nothing more than an assumption. There is no scientific evidence which supports the concept that increasing CO 2 causes an increase in temperature. Continue reading

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