Petro-Misogyny: Don’t be Duped (Again)

I have so many things to say about recent incidences of racism and misogyny in the mainstream media. COVID seems only to virulently spread this type of rhetoric: so many leaders doubling down on the worst of themselves and humanity….

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Nov 20, 2018: Women’s Voices ≠ Feminist Voices

Vivian Krause. For the past week, every media program on that even tangentially references energy issues in Alberta is invoking her name. She is making headlines yet again with her claims that “the campaign against Alberta oil is more about…

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December 22, 2017: “Free” Energy

(Image: Front Page Fold Over of Edmonton Journal: December 22, 2017) First one is free? This add, offering two months of free residential electricity and natural gas — because “that’s what neighbours do” in Alberta — makes me really curious…

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December 14, 2017: Investments in…?

Buried deep in my Facebook feed and not easy to find news about online today, I learn that just up the road from my house, they will be building a $3.5 billion dollar petrochemical complex. Interesting that it is not…

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November 27, 2017: Future Imaginings

Where to go from here? I’ve noticed recently and interesting impulse many people have when I ask them about the future. They don’t tell me what they’d like it to look like. They try to guess what it will look…

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November 23, 2017: Future of Energy in Alberta

Wind, Solar, Geothermal, Biofuels: These are most likely the future of energy in Alberta. It is where most of the institutions seem to be investing in research and development. Elsewhere they will invest in water — which isn’t appropriate to…

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November 10, 2017: Not My Future

Today, I was reminded of Myron Ebell talking to Stephen Sackur on BBC’s Hard Talk about the Paris Agreement. Sackur had tried to drill down into his thinking. Ebell talked about a “brighter future” that includes ‘the fact’ that 80% of…

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November 9, 2017: Energy Transition Network

The day started early at 5am. The kids haven’t adjusted to the time change this past weekend, so while they were waking up at 6, they now wake up at 5. All the better, I suppose, because I had a…

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November 6, 2017: Unsettling the Staples Economy

Today, I spent some time thinking about how the exploitation of land and resources that has contributed to climate change is part of a more complicated set of problems informed by an extractivist world-view. This isn’t a new idea for…

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November 3, 2017: Closing Time

I’ve been standing for what seems like eons at the corner of or our cul-de-sac, waiting for my kids’ school bus to drop them off. It is running at least 10 minutes behind, delayed either by poor road conditions or…

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