Archive for the ‘Green Jobs’ Category

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 [...]

MaRS Cleantech TV : Green Energy Act interview part 1

I came across this interview after watching some stuff on Tom Rand.  I’m pretty sure its from late last year (2009) and it goes over why two former IT venture capitalists think that the Green Energy Act is going to put Ontario at the fore-front of the ‘green’ revolution.  Notice the skepticism of the interviewer. [...]

Ontario pays the big bucks for retro-fits

Ontario is at it again, signing up the ratepayer to carry the financial burden for an energy program that shows little or no benefit in the grand scheme of things.  The Toronto Star has learned that The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) will announce later this month a retro-fitting program designed to help Ontario’s industrial sector [...]

Green Economy in Ontario?

The call for a massive transformation of our manufacturing sector from a ‘blue’ collar workforce to that of a ‘green’ collar one has had significant influence on our elected leaders as they weight the different options to spur an economic revival. The Green Energy Act (GEA) is hedged upon the very idea that ‘green’ jobs [...]

Following Germany to Dunceville

As Ontario politicians continue to promote the Green Energy Act and its perceived, but yet unproven advantages. As Brad Duguid, the newly appointed Minister of energy and Infrastructure has been actively promoting the Green Energy Act (GEA) and its Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program in the Ontario news outlets, websites such as Wind Concerns Ontario, a [...]

No experience? What about innovation?

The Ontario governments announcement last week of a $7 billion ‘manufacturing’ investment deal with Samsung has been met with a large amount of criticism and scorn. Many people are wondering why a back room agreement had to be utilized to hook the South Korean giant. With all the government bailouts and corporate malfeasance that has [...]

Employing Duplicity to sell green energy

“The reason that Samsung and Korea Electric Power are making this investment in Ontario — and not New York or Michigan or Texas or California — is because of Ontario’s Green Energy Act.” – Dalton McGuinty Ahhh the power of misguided ambitions. Yesterday we brought you the news of a newly inked energy deal between [...]

New Samsung deal a potential boondoggle

A controversial green energy deal between the provincial government and Samsung Group worth up to $7 billion will be unveiled Thursday, the Star has learned. Sources said Tuesday that Premier Dalton McGuinty will reveal the details of a landmark agreement with the South Korean industrial giant to manufacture renewable energy equipment such as wind turbines [...]

Cabinet shuffle won't solve the problems

The Ontario cabinet shuffle announced Monday were the most comprehensive changes to cabinet since Premier Dalton McGuinty first won majority government in 2003. The changes also come come as an attempt to energize the Liberal benches, which have recently been beset by scandal and mounting challenges on other fronts. MMP Brad Duguid (Scarborough centre) will [...]

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