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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?


    South Australia blazes trail for renewable energy

    South Australia blazes trail for renewable energy

    South Australia is leading the way on renewable energy, with 40% of its electricity coming from wind and solar - yet the country remains caught between competing pressures of climate change and the fossil fuel economy, explains...



    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...


    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?



    The NDP's only shot at winning in BC: Embrace the NEW ECONOMY

    The NDP’s only shot at winning in BC: Embrace the NEW ECONOMY

    The NDP has one slim chance of winning the next BC election: Embracing the "New Economy" - creating healthy, sustainable jobs vs. the Liberals' old, bankrupt ideas of LNG and big dams.


    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.



    Battery breakthroughs jump start renewable energy

    Battery breakthroughs jump start renewable energy

    Major advances in batteries and other storage technologies are jump-starting renewable energy - making it competitive with fossil fuels and closer to being able to replace them.


    Wind power cost plummets to all-time low as capacity grows

    Wind power cost plummets to all-time low as capacity grows

    As the cost of wind power plummets, nine US states now generate more than 10% of their electricity from wind.