Increasing flood frequency, suffering and loss of life, and capital losses are the results of human land use practices in our watersheds Reports of human loss and suffering from flooding are far too frequent. And while the reports heighten our perception of the problem, they still don't fully illustrate the growing impacts of floods [...]
During a particularly cold winter or hot summer, you open your utility bill with a sense of dread. Is it time to consider your utility company's budget-billing plan? Maybe so, but do your homework first. Here's how a utility company's budget-billing plan generally works. Your chosen utility company considers your energy usage patterns over a [...]
New non-renewable energy technologies have to be supported while we transition to renewables, which will take decades The clean energy movement's enthusiasm for renewables is invigorating, but has it suppressed our appetite for the innovation needed to develop and use non-renewable energy? "There is a clear global shift to clean energy - globally there was [...]
As always, the Trudeau government announces lofty goals short on devilish details On Jan. 27, the federal government injected yet another syringe full of uncertainty into the country's oil and gas sector, announcing a nebulous plan to overhaul Canada's environmental assessment process to incorporate concerns over greenhouse gas emissions. As always, the initial announcements are [...]
Radical reduction in greenhouse gas emission unnecessary A new report from the government of Canada, on Canada's greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 to 2013, is making news. And as usual, the bad news leads. The media focus is on the probability that Canada will miss its Copenhagen emission-reduction targets from 2009. (Canada agreed to cut [...]
Renewable energy all but guarantees higher electricity bills BC Hydro's planned project for a hydroelectric dam on the Peace River - known as the Site C dam - is proving to be controversial, with some industry groups panning the plan while touting renewable energy sources such as wind. One wind energy champion recently claimed "it [...]
The Real Issue Is Less The "Disease" Than It is The Proposed Treatment For Climate Change The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its latest "Synthesis Report" drawing together the findings of the most recent three-volume set of the Fifth Assessment Report. The Assessment Report is meant to be the last word [...]
Climate alarmists engender confusion because they ignore the evidence. But the record has not been kind to them. Take the 2002 climate change debate published in PEGG, the magazine of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta.