Sierra Club Director, John Bennet quoted in Reuters article on the topic of our governments efforts with regards to greenhouse emissions.Submitted by Shaima Al-Khalili on Thu, 2012-04-12 16:31
UPDATE 1-New data shows Canada to miss emissions goal -greens
* Emission figures signal targeted cut will be hard to hit
* Emissions grew by 0.25 pct in 2010, economy by 3.2 percent
* Government says economic recovery is the priority (Recasts lead, adds reaction, details, background)
By David Ljunggren
OTTAWA, April 11 (Reuters) - Although Canada's output of greenhouse gases was almost unchanged in 2010 from 2009, the major oil producer will find it tough to meet its 2020 emissions-cut target, government figures signaled on Wednesday.
Conservative government officials hailed the data, which showed emissions in Canada rose by just 0.25 percent in 2010 from the year before, hitting 692 megatons. The economy grew by 3.2 percent in the same period.... Read more »
Media Release, March 16, 2012
VANCOUVER— The Government of Canada’s endorsement of the Lower Churchill Generation Project is unlawful and will be challenged in the Federal Court, environmental groups said today.
Grand Riverkeeper Labrador Inc. and Sierra Club Canada — represented by Ecojustice lawyers — filed a judicial review application with the Federal Court in December, on grounds that the joint review panel’s environmental assessment was unlawful, incomplete and must go back to the panel before the mega-dam project is allowed to proceed.... Read more »
Canada’s Environment Minister, Peter Kent, has announced today that Canada will be joining the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and will pledge 3 million dollars over a course of 2 years. Run by UNEP, this Alliance is an effort to reduce global emissions from short-lived climate pollutants (soot, methane, hydrofluorocarbons, etc), which are responsible for 30-40% of Global Warming.
Link to Environment Canada announcement (Feb 16, 2012):
Link to NY Times article regarding the US led meeting for the program (Feb 15, 2012):... Read more »
By Jeff Alan
Maybe you've wondered how much energy your tech equipment uses. I did, so I did some Kill-A-Watt readings of a few computers I have access to:
- A Core 2 E6300 desktop with a low-end video card and a couple hard drives idling at ~105W
- A laptop with an i3 2310m processor charging using ~64W
- An 8-core AMD 8120 idling at ~70W... that jumps to 180+ at full tilt... Read more »
Turns out Alberta's environment ministry has joined forces with U.S. corporations to keep feeding the Big Oil machine. Read this well-researched article by Geoff Dembicki on Salon.com
Emails show how a Washington lobbyist enlisted Canadian officials to beat back U.S. carbon standards.... Read more »