Filed under energy transition

Taking the necessary action to avoid a crisis

Taking the necessary action to avoid a crisis

People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognise necessity when a crisis is upon them. Jean Monnet French political economist and diplomat who was one of the founding fathers of the European Union   The recent special report from the  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that the impact … Continue reading

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

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

As pollution from coal continues to warm the climate and kill tens of thousands of Americans per year, delaying the inevitable comes at a heavy cost for us all

As pollution from coal continues to warm the climate and kill tens of thousands of Americans per year, delaying the inevitable comes at a heavy cost for us all

The Trump administration wants the US to embrace coal again.  You see other countries – some in Europe – quite positive about coal.  Daniel Cohan, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering at Rice University explains in an article on The Conversation website that coal simply is not competitive when the true costs are factored in. Do … Continue reading