In the War to Manage Carbon and Climate Change – Two Technologies May Make an Enormous Contribution

October 22 2016 – The rise of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is the most significant contributor to global warming. In our effort to address this challenge we have begun ... Continue Reading →
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 27: Chinese boys look at their smartphone in front of their house next to a coal fired power plant on November 27, 2015 on the outskirts of Beijing, China.  China's government has set 2030 as a deadline for the country to reach its peak for emissions of carbon dioxide, what scientists and environmentalists cite as the primary cause of climate change. At an upcoming conference in Paris, the governments of 196 countries will meet to set targets on reducing carbon emissions in an attempt to forge a new global agreement on climate change. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Coal-Fired Power Plants in Asia Pose a Climate Change Dilemma

October 21, 2016 – Emissions from Asian coal-fired power plants remain one of the more significant climate change challenges faced by the world community. Although China is beginning ... Continue Reading →

David Suzuki Asks Why Canada Fights Climate Change on One Hand While Fueling it with the Other

October 14, 2016 – In the latest posting from David Suzuki he questions current Canadian governments (federal, provincial and territorial) on their decision making when it comes ... Continue Reading →
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China Appears to be Ahead of the Downward Curve Commitment It Made in 2014 on Carbon Emissions

October 8, 2016 – In a world where Russia and the United States are freezing themselves into another Cold War it is hard to believe that any progress can be made on the climate ... Continue Reading →
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Climate Change Deniers Talk About the Benefits of Carbon Dioxide to Plants

October 5, 2016 – I received the following from the David Suzuki Foundation. It was entitled “Carbon dioxide: Pollutant or plant food?” Some climate change deniers ... Continue Reading →

Research Moves Closer to Carbon Capture Smokestack Solution

October 2, 2016 – Carbon capture is the one back-end technology we have to make it possible to use fossil fuels to produce energy far into the future. You would think, therefore, ... Continue Reading →
Energy companies are seeking utility-scale battery storage similar to this pilot project in the UK. Photo credit: UKPN

Advances in Battery Technology Encouraging for Transition to 100% Renewable Energy

September 10, 2016 – The missing element in making the leap to a 100% renewable energy paradigm is storage. And by storage I mean the ability to capture surplus energy from renewable ... Continue Reading →

Mexico Joins Two Canadian Provinces in Carbon Cap and Trade Market

September 1, 2016 – It began with California and then Quebec, then Ontario, and now Mexico. An agreement to work on a common carbon market to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is ... Continue Reading →
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Litigation – The Next Battlefront in Fighting Polluters and Mitigating Climate Change

June 22, 2016 – To stop dangerous climate change humanity needs to use all the instruments in its possession. One of them is the law. As Justice Donald Rennie ruled against a ... Continue Reading →
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Iceland Shows the World How to Turn Carbon Dioxide into Stone

June 10, 2016 – A pilot carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project in Iceland has demonstrated the ability to mineralize carbon dioxide (CO2) within basaltic lavas and hyaloclastites ... Continue Reading →