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 12, 2017: Eating, Consumption, and Energy Transition

I’m still thinking about the argument made by¬† Mercy for Animals¬†around going veg because it is less carbon-intensive than meat eating. That argument is sound. And, there are many other good reasons to become vegetarian or vegan, not the least…

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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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