As the UN’s new sustainable development goals are launched in New York, there’s little to celebrate about the business-as-usual approach
James ByrneEarth resources for each of us to consume are 1.8 “global hectares” annually ... like citizens of Ghana, Guatemala... US, Canada consume 8 hectares per person ... Europeans 4.7 hectares! The developed world must change!
In groundbreaking news, the government of the State of Bavaria announces a master plan for geothermal energy with a focus on heating that is to help utilise the great potential of geothermal energy in the heat transition and push development.
Democracy Watch says it is calling for an investigation into whether the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the Conservatives violated Canada's elections law.
James Byrne“Ethics watchdog Democracy Watch said Thursday it was calling on Commissioner of Canada Elections Yves Côté to investigate whether the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Tories broke the Canada Elections Act.”
Mariana Mazzucato has demonstrated that the real driver of innovation isn't lone geniuses but state investment. Now she's working with the UK government, EU and UN to apply her moonshot approach to the world's biggest challenges
James Byrnefree enterprise does not innovate. The collective; local, regional, national and international government consortiums make wealth and deliver high-quality value and lifestyle. This article clearly argues that free enterprise does not innovate.
Fund says governments could use money to help vulnerable people or invest in green energy
James ByrneThis is a really bad headline on a story that makes some sense. Fossil fuel energy bills must go up; polluters should pay to burn carbon-based fuels, hence a carbon tax. Energy bills from #RenewableEnergy Will remain quite stable or even go down.
The CBC is taking the Conservative Party of Canada to court for using the broadcaster's footage in an online advertisement.
James ByrneMore disinformation and misinformation from the conservative party of Canada ... “the clips were "taken out of context and are edited and relied on to make partisan points for the benefit" of the party.”
Report also finds that economic disruption from tax hike could be offset by redistributing the money to citizens equally
James ByrneCarbon taxes! Fossil fuel pollution is devastating our population health, ecological health, and dramatically warming climate. That causes #superstorms, terrible #heatwaves, stronger weather on #GHGSteroids!
Norway is adopting electric cars faster than any other country and it is already affecting gas stations. Some are disappearing and others are slowly reducing their capacity. The writing is on the wall: electric cars are taking over. Gas stations and...
The provincial government is contemplating making rural Albertans pay for policing costs—legislation that could increase their taxes as much as $400.
James ByrneIs this the kind of crap you voted for @jkenney, rural? Get ready for a really big cuts in all kinds of services for all Albertans after Jason Kenney gave a massive tax cut to mega corporations! @RachelNotley
Pledges by Southeast U.S. utilities to cut carbon won't exactly create a wave of plant shutdowns. By running uneconomic coal and building gas plants that will soon be uneconomic, utilities cost consumers millions and risk billions in stranded assets.
Two North Dakota gas processing plants in the heart of the Bakken oil fields have shown signs of an eroded safety culture and startling construction problems, according to Paul Lehto, a 54-year-old former gas plant operator who has come out as a...