Visual: CBC has published a cool video about why most of Alberta’s tar sands will likely remain in the ground -- where it belongs.
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Visual: The Straits of Mackinac connect Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, and divide Michigan’s lower peninsula from its upper peninsula. But the gorgeous blue expanse of this part of the Great Lakes region is threatened by a danger lurking just beneath its surface: two degrading oil pipelines. Motherboard correspondent Spencer Chumbley went to Michigan to investigate the situation, and the research is alarming. If just one of the pipelines ruptured, it would result in a spill of 1.5 million gallons of oil.
Publication: Canadian cleantech exports currently represent over one per cent of this $1 trillion global industry, and the percentage of Canadian cleantech companies that are exporters is projected to grow from 68 per cent in 2013 to 85 per cent in 2015. The U.S. in particular represents a significant market for Canadian cleantech exports with 50 per cent of current export sales coming from U.S. markets. This report card is a scan of the policies and programs in place at both the federal and provincial level in Canada that support cleantech companies in their pursuit of export opportunities.
Publication: Environmental Defence has issued a response to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne's recent comments in support of the Energy East tar sands pipeline. Not only would the pipeline undermine Ontario's efforts to become a climate action leader in Canada, but it would bring negligible economic benefits to the province to compensate for the very real risk of a spill.
Visual: The wall of opposition to tar sands pipelines is unstoppable. From Canada to the US, the resistance to Big Oil knows no borders.”Boxed In On All Sides” shows just home much we accomplished this year. So do yourself a favour and spend 7 mins on your lunch break and watch this people powered victories wrap up video from the past 10 months of this epic campaign.
Publication: The transition to a clean energy economy is well underway, and Canada would be wise to jump on board. According to a new report by Clean Energy Canada, 2014 saw unprecedented growth in the renewable energy sector, while $50B USD was moved out of investments in the tar sands.
Publication: Public interest groups today released the Crude Injustice on the Rails report evaluating the disparate threat to people of color and low-income communities from explosions and pollution from crude oil trains in California.
Visual: Help tell Prime Minister Harper to not to block a global deal on climate at this weekend's G7 meeting. Climate change threatens everything we love, and this year is our moment to act.