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Sardines, Jackfruit being converted into Biofuels in India.

The State Task Force on Biofuels in Mangalore, India, is designing alternative energy initatives intended to increase the production of biofuels from agricultural waste. Most interesting , is their plan to convert jackfruit, cashew apples, and sardine oil into biofuel.  Chairman of the State Task Force Y.B. Ramakrishna stresses that coastal regions of India must [...]

Poll Suggests that the Conservative Party of Canada is Out of Touch with Canadians…Who Knew?

Just days after the Senate struck down Bill C-311,  an Environics research poll conducted between October 27th and November 1st, and released this week,  suggests the direction the Conservative Government is taking Canada is not the direction the majority of Canadians would like their country to go. Key Results: (Source : Newswire.ca) 87% of Canadians [...]

The Wind Stops Blowing in the U.K as Geothermal Heats up in Canada

It appears the momentum gained by the wind energy industry over the last few years is beginning to slow, at least in the U.K. U.K analysts are suggesting that by 2013, the installation of offshore wind farms will drop 93%. The slump is being predicted by an equal drop in sales of equipment used to [...]

British Columbia Embracing Pine Beetle Crisis as Source of Green Energy

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It’s no secret that the Pine Beetle crisis in British Columbia has had a devastating social, economic, and ecological impact on Canada’s western most Province.  The rice-sized insects have caused enormous irreparable damage to British Columbia’s interior,  and led to desperate seasonal forest burns to try and curb the beetle’s spread Pine beetles kill trees by tunneling into the phloem [...]

Liberals Vote to Conceal Samsung Energy Deal Details

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Last week at the Ontario Legislature, Progressive Conservative Energy Critic John Yakabuski put forward a motion requesting that the Ontario government reveal the details of its controversial $7 Billion dollar Green Energy agreement with Samsung.  The Liberals voted the deal remain concealed, whichwindconcernsontario suggests prevents analysis of the ”long-term impact on business and Ontario families who will [...]

Hudak Wants Flat-Rate Energy Pricing Option, Renewed Nuclear Strategy

Trying to build off the momentum gained by the missteps made by the Liberal party this past summer, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak is beginning to outline his Energy Strategy bit by bit.  Hudak told the Ontario Energy Association last Thursday that Ontarians should have a flat-rate electricity pricing option alongside Dalton McGuinty’s. Under McGuinty’s [...]

Progressive Conservatives Making their Voice Heard on Energy Debate

Looks like Tim Hudak Smells Blood…Green blood. As reported by CFRA news talk radio, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak has demanded the Ontario Government release a “preliminary analysis and Forecast” of Ontario Energy Costs:

Tim Hudak on Ontario Energy Policy

Since the results of the Toronto Star’s recent Ontario electoral poll were released,  I’ve begun to focus my attention on the ideology of opposition leader Tim Hudak. Naturally, I’m especially curious as to how he would approach Ontario’s energy policy if he were to come to power.  I’m sure as the 2011 election gets closer he [...]

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

The Problem with the current era of popular environmentalism: A micro and macro critique – Part 1

Micro:  Why pop-environmentalists need to take their hands out of the cookie jar As 2010 begins to wind down, the “green” movement has reached a critical stage of maturity.  From diet alterations to concerns over one’s ecological footprint,  the Western world has entered what seems to be- at least on the surface- a popularized and [...]

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