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    Note to Justin: Pipelines don’t help transition to green economy

    Justin Trudeau should stop pretending pipelines will help us transition off fossil fuels and start investing seriously in green jobs, says retired federal energy analyst Will Dubitsky.

    US President-Elect Trump (Flickr/Gage Skidmore) and Canadian PM Trudeau (Flickr/Canada 2020) are both big on pipelines

    Despite Trump & Trudeau’s pipeline fetish, green economy will keep booming

    Why even Trump and Trudeau's big support for new pipelines can't slow down the global economy's rapid shift to renewables.

    Tesla Model 3 at March 2016 unveiling (Steve Jurvetson/Flickr)

    Electric Vehicles are set to take off…so why is Trudeau still pushing pipelines?

    Electric vehicle sales are set to explode - thanks to massive investment from car makers and new regs - which will keep driving down demand for oil. So why is the Trudeau govt still pushing pipelines?

    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...

    Pipelines to Nowhere- Energy East, Kinder Morgan make no sense amid global green energy boom, tanking oil market

    Pipelines to Nowhere: Energy East, Kinder Morgan make no sense amid global green energy boom, tanking oil market

    With the longterm decline of fossil fuel markets, Canada should abandon old-economy pipeline projects like Energy East and Kinder Morgan and focus on the booming green economy, argues Will Dubitsky.

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    Canada should put the brakes on misleading, ineffective fuel economy standards

    Canadian fuel economy standards mislead consumers and don't effectively tackle GHGs. It's we shift to a better system, says Will Dubitsky.

    Digital composite by AZRainman (Flickr CC licence)

    Exxon disses paltry clean tech subsidies while oil industry takes Trillions from taxpayers

    Exxon executives whine about public subsidies for renewables, ignoring the fact that their industry takes far bigger taxpayer handouts - in the Trillions a year, according to the IMF.

    Alberta Prermier Rachel Notley (Alberta NDP/facebook)

    How Alberta NDP can get r done with green energy…seriously

    Alberta's new Notley NDP government could turn over a new leaf and build a thriving clean tech sector while growing green jobs...seriously. Innovation expert Will Dubitsky explains how.

    China's emissions drop, global cleantech boom are grounds for optimism on climate change

    China’s emissions drop, global Cleantech boom are grounds for optimism on climate change

    China's falling emissions, US and EU cleantech leadership are cause for optimism re: climate change.

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    Fossil fuel era drawing to a close…except in Canada

    Europe, the US and China are all jumping on the green economy bandwagon. Yet Canada's leaders remain committed to fossil fuels, as innovation expert Will Dubitsky explains.