On Wednesday, TransCanada, the company that would have built and operated the Keystone XL pipeline, launched two lawsuits over President Obama’s rejection of the pipeline.
William Watson: Is sustainable energy really sustainable? Not if you count fiscal sustainability, too.
The Green Party opposes the Nova Scotia government’s apparent plan to back the re-opening of the Donkin coal mine in Cape Breton.
With the announcement that the Pope may “intervene” in the Paris climate negotiations, the last act of the Great Paris Climate Conference is set.
As I wrote in 2010, these giant climate conferences follow an entirely predictable story arc that goes like this:
1) The media will downplay expectations, and diplomats and environmentalists will bemoan how far behind the process is in producing an agreement.
Ontario embarked on its Green Energy Act, which subsidizes renewable electricity, and power costs have risen by an estimated 30 per cent.
While the planned reduction in emissions may sound impressive, the effect on temperatures will likely be rather small and the costs in dollars quite high.
The risks that hydraulic fracturing poses to air appear to be modest and manageable with current technologies.
Yesterday, the Alberta government unveiled its new climate change strategy, calling for a carbon tax, which represents a new tax burden on Alberta businesses and families.
While the numbers may sound large, in terms of how much water it takes to fracture a well, in the grand scheme of things the percentages of total water use are quite small.
The risk of well integrity failures are similar to other areas of risk for hydraulic fracturing—the risks tend to be quite low.
Turns out, LEED school buildings actually consume more energy, and therefore cost more money, than non-LEED schools.
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