At the start of this UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Sudbury model for industrial restoration is an important recipe to apply to climate change

Sudbury, Ontario was an environmental disaster with its nickel and copper mines and smelters. INCO (now Vale) in Sudbury was the world’s largest nickel producer at one time and was the subject of my master’s thesis. Nadia Mykytczuk, Interim CEO/President of MIRARCO at Laurentian University writes on The Conversation website about the transformation of the … Continue reading At the start of this UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, the Sudbury model for industrial restoration is an important recipe to apply to climate change

Berkeley California became the first city in the US to ban natural, fossil gas hook-ups in new buildings

Natural gas was once hailed as an important transition fuel but that view is now rapidly changing as the move away from all fossil fuels accelerates. Susie Cagle writes in The Guardian about the recent vote in Berkeley to ban natural gas hook-ups in new buildings. Cagle writes: "Natural gas, it seems, has become the … Continue reading Berkeley California became the first city in the US to ban natural, fossil gas hook-ups in new buildings

Natural gas and the low-carbon energy transition

Ivan Penn writes a good article in the New York Times about the difficulties that natural gas is having in the US as a feedstock for power plants. As Penn states, some utility companies have scrapped plans for new natural-gas plants in favour of wind and solar sources that have become cheaper and easier to … Continue reading Natural gas and the low-carbon energy transition