Wed, 2008-01-30 10:57Kevin Grandia
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Cheap "Clean Coal" Myth Takes Hit From US Department of Energy

It seems that come hell or high water, the coal industry will do about anything to convince us that “clean coal” technology is an affordable energy solution.

They're even willing to burn hundreds of millions of US taxpayers dollars to convince us.

Today, the US Department of Energy announced it will pull out of a $1.8 billion “clean coal” demonstration project called FutureGen.

Tue, 2008-01-29 09:47Richard Littlemore
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Self-abuse in the Daily Press

It's a mystery why mainstream newspapers continue to believe that printing passionately ill-informed self criticism (especially on the topic of global warming) is part of their responsibility to readers.

Take this First Person column from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for example. The thrust of the piece is basically this: “Man-caused global warming isn't scientific fact; it's an article of faith for the left - the stuff of belief.” And the author's stated purpose is to encourage “intelligent public debate between qualified people of opposing views.”

Mon, 2008-01-28 21:43Chris Mooney
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Should We Still Trust John McCain on Global Warming?

In environmental circles, there's definitely some discomfort with leading GOP contender John McCain on the subject of global warming.

Granted, we all know McCain has a strong history on the issue.

He was co-sponsor of the 2003 McCain-Lieberman legislation, a failed attempt to achieve a cap on U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. And there's no doubt that McCain is much more serious about taking mandatory action than other Republican hopefuls, like Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney–who has been bashing the Arizona senator repeatedly for being too strong on the climate issue.

Fri, 2008-01-25 15:39Emily Murgatroyd
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Competition Heating Up For Canadian Blog Awards

A huge thanks to everyone who's voted for us so far in Canadian Blog Awards.

Voting is really ramping up and competition is really getting fierce, so if you haven't had a chance to vote please do so right away.

And to all of our international fans who would like to vote, your votes count just the same.

It's up to you, of course, who you think is deserving of your vote, but if you would like to vote for us (please), here are the categories:

Best Group Blog

Best Blogosphere Citizen

Cast your vote right away, voting closes on January 30th, and please send this along to your friends and family.

Thanks again!!

Fri, 2008-01-25 06:48Richard Littlemore
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Alberta's "Green Plan" - the Industry Analysis

It's music to our ears ” - Michael Smith, the director of environment for Epcor, the Edmonton-based firm's coal-fired power plants are some of Alberta's biggest emitters.


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