Staying calm in interesting times

Staying calm in interesting times

We live in interesting times with respect to energy and climate concerns. There is no simple theme to where we are and where we are going. Well, we know where we are supposed to be going but the road isn’t obvious. It is as if we are flailing all over the place trying to make … Continue reading

Importance of providing low-cost finance options for homeowners and businesses if ambitious targets for energy saving are to be met discussed in recent event in Dublin

Importance of providing low-cost finance options for homeowners and businesses if ambitious targets for energy saving are to be met discussed in recent event in Dublin

This past week, there was an event in Dublin examining how energy efficiency is financed in Europe and discussing the importance of providing low-cost finance options for homeowners and businesses if ambitious targets for energy saving are to be met. The event was reporting in an article on the Irish Tech News website.   Low … Continue reading

Impact of air pollution on child obesity

Impact of air pollution on child obesity

A new study published by the University of Southern California said the first year of life is vital.  Josh Barrie explains in an article on the inews website. How air pollution causes obesity: advice to parents with young children Children who are exposed to air pollution at a young age are more likely to become … Continue reading

How First Nations in Canada are addressing climate change – “This is power to the people — literally and metaphorically”

How First Nations in Canada are addressing climate change – “This is power to the people — literally and metaphorically”

Sandeep Pai, an award-winning investigative journalist and researcher and Savannah Carr-Wilson who works in the field of environmental and Aboriginal law in British Columbia, have written an article on TheTyee.ca about the low-carbon actions of T’Sou-ke First Nation. Hopefully this is an inspiration to many others.   Towards ‘Total Transition’: How One First Nation ‘Took … Continue reading

Climate change: how to collect enough revenue to respond to major catastrophes, while at the same time trying to lift billions of people out of poverty?

Climate change: how to collect enough revenue to respond to major catastrophes, while at the same time trying to lift billions of people out of poverty?

Wayne Swan, the former treasurer and deputy prime minister of Australia and a member of the Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation (ICRICT), raises an important question in an article in The Guardian. Less fiscal revenue means less money for vital infrastructure and less money to prepare for the effects of natural … Continue reading