Jul 312018
 

COMMENTARY & UPDATES,  followed by the news article, “Cameco lays off . . . ” Recent postings,  tax-payers are on-the-hook for large portions of the $4 billion cost of cleaning up 30,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in Saskatchewan (Report of the Provincial Auditor) who knows how many more abandoned o&g wells in Alberta and […]

Jun 042018
 
2018-06-04    Ha ha!   Election - The people of Ontario don't like the high cost of nuclear energy.  The Federal Govt, the 1%, and the spin doctors  think nuclear energy is great!

A major discontent among the people of Ontario in the Election (June 7) is the price of energy.   i.e  Nuclear Energy.    They call it a “hydro” problem! Excerpt from Global News: WATCH: How big is Ontario’s hydro problem? And can the Liberals, NDP or PCs fix it? The Progressive Conservatives have done their best to […]

Apr 262018
 

Jim Harding’s new book (Jan 2018),  Moving Beyond: Neo-liberalism in Saskatchewan Jim writes: See our new website at  QVEA.CA Also I have a new short book out which looks back at our Saskatchewan political history from a “green” perspective. You can download at my webpage: crowsnestecology.wordpress.com – – – – – – – – – […]

Apr 252018
 

My appreciation to Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee for his patience in the CBC interview of him, and for taking the nuclear waste issue to the United Nations. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/nuclear-waste-disposal-in-canada-is-an-accident-waiting-to-happen-says-indigenous-leader-1.4629258 Nuclear waste disposal in Canada is ‘an accident waiting to happen,’ says Indigenous leader ‘People are gambling with people’s lives,’ says grand council chief of the […]

Mar 232018
 

Catherine McKenna was interviewed on CBC Radio – – 2018-03-18   Environment minister Catherine McKenna on contradiction at heart of Canada’s energy policy, CBC Sunday Edition Three days earlier,  Justin Trudeau’s government sees nuclear energy as “an important part of Canada’s current clean energy basket”and is lobbying foreign nations to include it in climate change talks […]

Mar 222018
 

The Guardian is in the U.K.   This article uses the term “fly-tipping”,  not a term we use here.  I looked it up:  as I understand, it is “tipping”  (as in garbage being “tipped” from a truck at a dump) and “on the fly” meaning “in a hurry” or “on the run”.   In this context, it […]

Mar 212018
 

(Scroll down to the announcement from Tufts.) ECONOMIC INDICATORS: JUST ONE of the problems:   The Accounting system defines what is included in “Operating Costs”.  Then, (simplified):  Revenue minus Expenses (costs) is Profit.   Profits are available for distribution to Investors.   The fewer costs you pay, the more that can be paid to investors (and […]

Mar 192018
 
2018-03-18   Environment minister Catherine McKenna on contradiction at heart of Canada's energy policy, CBC Sunday Edition

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition/the-sunday-edition-march-18-2018-1.4579165/environment-minister-catherine-mckenna-on-the-contradiction-at-the-heart-of-canada-s-energy-policy-1.4579184 Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna says the Kinder Morgan pipeline can be part of the transition from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)   Oil pipelines have been touted as nation-building projects in Canada, a term that evokes bold feats of nation-spanning infrastructure, such as the Canadian Pacific […]