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Lorne Craig's Climate Silence
 
 Energy and Resources
New video shows serious dangers posed by LNG tankers

New video shows serious dangers posed by LNG tankers

A new, short video illustrates in vivid detail the dangers posed by plans to run LNG tankers through narrow, densely populated coastal waterways in places like Howe Sound, Saanich Inlet, Prince Rupert and Kitimat.
BCNDP Leader John Horgan touring Metro Van Pipes in 2014 (BCNDP/Flickr cc licence)
Solar installation class (Haggerston Community College/Flickr CC licence)
 
 WATER
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)
 
 Oceans
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