Politics and its Discontents: Note To Justin And Rachel

Please explain again why your insistence that we need to build more pipelines is valid, given these facts: A new world record price for electricity set earlier this month signals a radical disruption in global energy markets — and Canada, whose economy was once powered by some of the world’s cheapest electricity, will not escape ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Evening Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Simon Enoch explains why the Sask Party’s plans to inflict an austerian beating until economic morale improves is doomed to failure: It is now abundantly clear that the Saskatchewan government’s “transformational change” agenda is in reality a not-so-subtle euphemism for provincewide austerity in response to the current ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Evening Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Anis Chowdhury refutes the theory that top-heavy tax cuts have anything to do with economic development: Cross-country research has found no relationship between changes in top marginal tax rates and growth between 1960 and 2010. For example, during this period, the US cut its top rate by ...

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Arthur Neslen points out how new trade agreements figure to make it impossible for governments to meet their environmental commitments. And Corporate Europe Observatory highlights how the CETA will give investors the ability to dictate public policy. – The Economist discusses the effect of high executive compensation ...

Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

This and that for your Sunday reading. – Tim Harford discusses John Maynard Keynes’ failed prediction that workers would continue to win increased leisure time over the past few decades: (I)t is worth teasing out the nature and extent of Keynes’s error. He was right to predict that we would be working less. We enter ...

Accidental Deliberations: Saturday Morning Links

Assorted content for your weekend reading. – Tom Sullivan’s advice for Democrats south of the border that it’s essential to reach out to dispossessed voters of all types of backgrounds with a compelling alternative to the status quo is equally relevant to progressives in Canada. – But the good news is that here, somebody’s actually ...

350 or bust: Google Goes Solar, Harper Government Faltering, And Other Good News

Anybody else need some good news on this Friday, the last one in May?  There certainly enough bad news out there, but here’s a few bright spots: * As a Canadian who has, since 2006, watched the federal government of Stephen Harper dismantle our country’s environmental regulations, muzzle government scientists, and ignore climate change, it ...

350 or bust: Our Current Energy Policy Is Insane

earthgauge: Earthgauge Radio June 21, 2012: Solar power to the people!

Download: earthgaugeradio-podcast-june21-2012-solarpower.mp3 On Earthgauge Radio this week, I have a special program on the coming solar power revolution. Have you ever thought about installing solar panels on your roof or, if you don’t have a roof, what about investing in solar energy? Well if the answer is yes to either of those questions or if ...

earthgauge: Special program dedicated to solar energy on tomorrow’s edition of Earthgauge Radio

On Earthgauge Radio this week (7:00-8:00 AM on CKCU radio 93.1 FM in Ottawa or online at www.ckcufm.com),  I’m presenting a special program on the coming solar power revolution. Ever thought about installing solar panels on your roof or, if you don’t have a roof, what about investing in solar energy? If the answer is ...

DeSmogBlog: The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

shutterstock_90778001.jpg Ever wonder why a blooming green energy industry has faced such harsh opposition? Now, as the old adage goes, "the cat's out of the bag." The Guardian today revealed the network of fossil-funded groups coordinating the ongoing onslaught of attacks on renewable energy, particularly wind power. A memorandum passed to The Guardian from the Checks and Balances Project details the ...