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Lorne Craig's Climate Silence
 Energy and Resources
Justin Trudeau talking a good game at the Global Progress summit (Canada 2020/Flickr)

Trudeau abandons green election promises, lacks real climate plan

Many of Justin Trudeau's green election promises are quickly falling by the wayside, with pipelines moving forward, unsolved regulatory problems, cuts to clean tech funding, and a lack of vision for addressing climate change an...
Prime MInister Justin Trudeau (Canada 2020/Flickr CC Licence)
New video shows serious dangers posed by LNG tankers
BC Hydro being used to funnel billions to Liberal friends

BC Hydro being used to funnel tens of billions to Liberal friends

BC Hydro is being used to funnel tens of billions in public dollars through construction contracts to Liberal friends, says Norm Farrell after reviewing the utility's financial data.
Rafe- Weaver, BC Greens should quit supporting private river power sham
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is among the BC First Nations leaders demanding a halt to Site C Construction (Damien Gillis)
Juvenile salmon at Flora Bank, where a controversial LNG terminal is proposed (Tavish Campbell)

130 scientists slam Lelu Island LNG report; last chance for public comment

Over 130 scientists are slamming the draft environmental report into a proposed LNG terminal on Lelu Island over salmon issues. Meanwhile, the public has until end of day Friday to comment on the report.
A BC sockeye salmon spawning (Stan Probocsz/Watershed Watch)
Fourteen-year-old Freyja Reed talks to reporters (Alexandra Morton/Facebook)
 Climate Change
Solar installation class (Haggerston Community College/Flickr CC licence)

90% of world’s new electricity coming from renewables: Welcome to the end of the fossil fuel era

90% the world's new electricity now comes from renewables. China is shuttering 1,000 coal plants and global emissions are on the decline. The end is nigh for the fossil fuel era…so why hasn’t Canada gotten the memo?
Yann Toma's "Human Energy" art project at the Eiffel Tower during COP21 (Flickr CC licence / Yann Caradec)
Large hydro dams aren't green - they actually drive climate change