Originally posted Tuesday June 30, 2020 in The Star
By Jatin Nathwani
We must reduce the burning of fossil fuels to save our planet — but should nuclear energy be part of the solution? Prof. Jatin Nathwani argues yes while Prof. M.V. Ramana and Schyler Edmunston argue no.
“Truth is the daughter of time,” Francis Bacon noted four centuries ago. Perhaps the time has come to acknowledge the near existential threat posed by climate change to our collective well being and recognize the importance of one compelling solution — nuclear energy — in solving this problem.
Catherine Hickson is president of Geothermal Canada
Source: Energy and Climate Report: News Archive > 2018 > March > 03/21/2018 > News > Climate Policy: Fossil Fuel Subsidies Down, but Impact on Emissions in Question
Fossil Fuel Subsidies Down, but Impact on Emissions in Question
By Rick Mitchell
The world's biggest economies have recently reduced financial support to consumers and producers of fossil fuels, but a recent study says those steps may have a limited impact on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Two…
JATIN NATHWANI AND COLIN ANDERSEN
CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL
PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 9, 2018
Neither a large dollop of self-righteous indignation wrapped around an environmental agenda nor vengeful retaliation through wine trade will get Alberta and British Columbia any closer to finding a common ground on the construction of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion. A tit-for-tat – my pristine environment versus your dirty dollars – does have the dubious merit of a strong uplift in the polls for respective politicians in their home jurisdictions, but it is utterly devoid of any…
New member content from Srinivasan Keshav, originally published by 'The Conversation'.
Imagine buying a solar panel from a hardware store, mounting it on your roof, then selling the green electricity you produce at a price you set.
Is this even possible? Some companies certainly think so. These startups are harnessing the power of blockchains to democratize green power.
Before you can understand how blockchains are part…
Maurice B. Dusseault
The attached article is only surprising to those who do not understand the impact of technology and the pressure to be profitable. Many predicted the “End of the Shale Oil Industry” when prices dropped below $50/b. People who understand the impact of technology and the nature of the oil and gas E&P industry correctly criticized these “prophets of doom”.
Leonard Maugeri predicted the drop in oil price two years before it took place because he correctly noted that advancements in drilling…
As the 2016 WGSI OpenAccess Energy Summit draws to a close, University of Waterloo's President Feridun Hamdullahpur discusses the gap between technological advancement and global energy and inequity.
The OpenAccess Energy Communique is now available as an attachment to this article.
While the summit may be ending, the work towards providing 1.1 billion people with reliable, renewable and sustainable energy is just beginning. The development of actionable policy options will be dependent on a concrete 'blueprint' from which to draw from.
When this is published, it will be available online, here.
Our goal is to allow easy access to information of a general nature on the major issues associated with energy. From the WISE Home Page, click the Explore tab, then click the Links tab to view information about major issues associated with sustainability, energy, and hot topics.
For example, read about Shale Gas Development in the UK: we have added files (pamphlets) published by the government (gov.uk) on issues related to potential shale gas development in the UK. The UK has very little…
By Maurice B Dusseault, Earth and Environmental Sciences, U of Waterloo
Three documents are attached to these comments:
- An article outlining the major issues of the Pennsylvania Auditor General's critical report and comments about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
- The report of the Pennsylvania Auditor General, based on the period 2007-2012, which was the era of the very dramatic and sudden flowering of the Marcellus Shale play.
- An article on well leakage by…
Prof. Maurice Dusseault
University of Waterloo, Canada
Prof. Dusseault (earth and environmental sciences) was one of two speakers at the Memorial Presents: The Facts about Fracking, An Engineering Perspective talk hosted by the Harris Centre at the Greenwood Inn and Suites in Corner Brook Thursday, Jan. 30th.
Lesley James (assistant professor, faculty of engineering and applied science at Memorial University) focused on rock formations and the need to fracture in order to get at the oil and gas deposits.
Prof. Dusseault looked more at the actual…