Cuts to Renewable Subsidies
Reports say that Spain is slashing the prices it pays for renewable energy, as part of an aggressive response to its debt crisis. Spanish bonds were downgraded this week, and today it announced that unemployment has risen above 20%. Spain already has the third highest deficit in the EU, afte…View the post titled Cuts to Renewable Subsidies
Can we still eat fish?
Can a responsible person still eat fish?View the post titled Can we still eat fish?
Profile in today's Post
Look for a great writeup about us in today’s Financial Post!View the post titled Profile in today's Post
Can I recycle that?
If you wish to recycle and compost all that you can, but aren’t sure whether a particular item is recyclable, compostable, or garbage, the City of Toronto now makes it easier to find out: http://app.toronto.ca/wes/winfo/search.do Happy recycling and composting. Thanks to Mike Brigham f…View the post titled Can I recycle that?
Wind energy protest planned
Anti-wind protesters will be massing at Queens Park next week, to protest against the Green Energy Act and its expedited approvals for wind energy projects. Meanwhile, government staffers are moving ahead with wind energy approvals. The Approvals Branch is working hard to process wind ener…View the post titled Wind energy protest planned
Happy Earth Day!
Today is the 40th anniversary of the original Earth Day. Unfortunately, I am far too engaged in trial preparation to write a thoughtful evaluation of the last 40 years, other than the obvious: we have accomplished something useful, but not nearly enough. And to express kudos to Environment M…View the post titled Happy Earth Day!
Risk Assessments- old numbers or new?
This Technical Update will likely invalidate most risk assessments already submitted to the MOE.View the post titled Risk Assessments- old numbers or new?
What's toxic in that product?
What’s toxic in consumer products? A law we should have Labels on consumer products like cosmetics contain a long list of ingredients, usually in teeny tiny print, in English and in French. Unfortunately, most of us have no idea how to pronounce the multi-syllable ingredients, or why they a…View the post titled What's toxic in that product?
Reg. 153/04 changes: impacts on contaminated sites?
Reg. 153/04- changes to rules on contaminated sites Working on contaminated sites? Dianne gave a presentation this week on Reg. 153/04, and the amendments made by 511/09. They mean big changes for people working on sites in Ontario, especially re: tougher cleanup standards; better investigat…View the post titled Reg. 153/04 changes: impacts on contaminated sites?
Sewage, Environment Canada and surprising statistics
According to Environment Canada, people in Nova Scotia are willing to pay much more for sewage treatment than other Canadians. To justify the multi-billion dollar cost of the new Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations under the Fisheries Act, Environment Canada has produced a table full of …View the post titled Sewage, Environment Canada and surprising statistics
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