Mind games at Copenhagen
Why has there been so much fuss about the “leaked” document at Copenhagen? After all, there was nothing new or surprising in it: developing countries want richer countries to do all the paying and make all the carbon reductions, not them; developed countries don’t agree. Th…Continue reading the post titled Mind games at Copenhagen
Waste diversion: is it real?
Measuring the wrong thing can produce counterproductive results.Continue reading the post titled Waste diversion: is it real?
Carbon offsets calculator
For those interested, we have now added a carbon offsets calculator to our Links page, and repeat it here. There may be lots of controversy about offsets, but we think that credible ones can make great holiday gifts:Continue reading the post titled Carbon offsets calculator
Climate change threatens our National Parks, and other data
Given the general reluctance of our federal government in relation to climate change, it’s refreshing to learn of the frank recognition by Canada Parks that climate change is one of the greatest threats to our best-loved places. Canada Parks has also reportedly successfully completed i…Continue reading the post titled Climate change threatens our National Parks, and other data
GHG threaten public health and the environment
The US EPA has released its long-awaited, long-overdue endangerment finding: yes, human greenhouse gas emissions threaten human health and the environment.Continue reading the post titled GHG threaten public health and the environment
Can municipalities still regulate renewable energy projects?
Some municipal lawyers argue, however, that municipalities may still have the power to block unpopular renewable energy projects, such as wind turbines.Continue reading the post titled Can municipalities still regulate renewable energy projects?
US liable for Katrina damages
Canadian courts would also be likely to hold government liable for negligent operation of a public work that caused substantial damage to individuals. Given the predicted intensity and ferocity of future storms in Canada, governments at all levels should be looking carefully at how they …Continue reading the post titled US liable for Katrina damages
Who's the greatest threat to world peace?
George Monbiot says it is Canada, because of our stance on climate change: The immediate threat to the global effort to sustain a peaceful and stable world comes not from Saudi Arabia or Iran or China. It comes from Canada. How could that be true? … The government’s scheming at the cli…Continue reading the post titled Who's the greatest threat to world peace?
Do wind turbines hurt property values?
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has released a report: “The Impact of Wind Power Projects on Residential Property Values in the United States: A Multi-Site Hedonic Analysis”, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The researchers collected data on almost 7,500 sales of single-family …Continue reading the post titled Do wind turbines hurt property values?
Court of Appeal overturns Berendsen
The most lasting impact of Berendsen may be Judge Seppi's trenchant criticism of the MOE's standard-setting process, and its failure to consider either cumulative effects or special sensitivities of some species.Continue reading the post titled Court of Appeal overturns Berendsen