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Our unstable footing

On Wednesday Ontario Energy Minister Brad Duguid announced at Durham College in Whitby that the province is awarding its first major contracts under the so-called feed-in-tariff program – FIT for short – which pays premium prices for renewable power.  The Ontario government awarded just over $8-billion in renewable energy projects to dozens of companies, making [...]

Will they do it? The World Bank is divided on providing loans for dirty fuel

Today the World Bank (WB) will make a decision on whether or not to provide $3.7 billion worth of loans to South African – based power utility Eskom, the world’s fourth largest power company and Africa’s largest carbon emitter (with 40% of South Africa’s total emissions).  Spotty electricity supply which have caused billions of dollars [...]

8 effective eco-ads

I read a great post this week over at enviralment about the greening of Mcdonald’s, and the length that companies will go to sell themselves off as eco-conscious. There is no question that advertising, and branding work. Daily we are bombarded by more than 2000 messages telling us how we can improve every little insignificant [...]

No nukes!!! Same old story from the Greenocracy

So some new news from Greenpeace.  Kumi Naidoo was appointed executive director of the environmental campaign group Greenpeace International this month after two decades leading civil society groups in Africa and internationally. Mr. Naidoo, 44, who is from South Africa, takes over the role at a time when environmentalism increasingly enjoys mainstream status.  Here is [...]

Social Climate: Alternative Media (P-I)

[digg=http://digg.com/environment/Social_Climate_Alternative_Media_Part_I] Aside from a few notable exceptions, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that most of the Mainstream Media won’t be directly involved in actually MAKING any environmental news by at least driving any progressive or new Public Opinions. Fair enough, becauseas we’ve already discussed, It’s not really their job to upset Advertisers much less rail against [...]

Good ole' common disruption

[digg=http://digg.com/politics/Good_ole_common_disruption] Well for anyone who even passively follows Canadian politics I’m sure your aware of the disrupting protest that debilitated Question period on Monday. Held by a group of students calling for action on climate change the protest has taken on many different angles becoming a fiasco but hey it’s connected with canadian politics we [...]

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