Published on 17/03/2020, 2:58pm IEA head Fatih Birol is calling on heads of state and international financial institutions to make coronavirus recovery plans sustainable Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency, told Climate Home News economic recovery packages to mitigate the coronavirus pandemic were “a historic opportunity” to boost clean energy investments. (Photo: Friends Read more about Governments have ‘historic opportunity’ to accelerate clean energy transition, IEA says[…]
DNL’s Mission The purpose of Decarbonize NL is to unleash the creativity, passion, ingenuity, and entrepreneurial spirit of Newfoundland and Labrador – to bring together enthusiastic members of academia, government, industry, Indigenous communities, non-profits, and the general public to outline what we can do, not just to meet or exceed the IPCC targets in NL, Read more about Decarbonizing NL[…]
The province recently announced ‘Advance 2030,’ a growth plan for the fossil fuel industry in Newfoundland and Labrador. Among the goals is to double off shore oil production by 2030. During the scrum that followed the announcement, premier Ball observed, “There is still a thirst for oil and gas throughout the world,” and that “the Read more about Advance 2030 Announcement[…]
Listen to Kyla Bruff, on CBC’s On the Go, with Ted Blades (Feb. 16), responding to the recent announcement of doubling oil production in the province, labelled “Advance 2030.”
Memorial University of Newfoundland, with the support of St. Bonaventure’s College, and facilitated by the SSHRC-funded research group, For A New Earth, will host a town hall meeting on the theme “What is a Green Economy?” on Tues., November 29 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The two-hour event will feature presentations by experts in ecology, economics, and rural development, as well as an open forum for members of the general public to speak to the challenges facing the province as it transitions from fossil fuels to green, renewable energy in an era of global climate change.
Read Sean McGrath’s recent letter to The Telegram:
“A Harvard study has reminded us that while hydroelectric plants do not emit significant greenhouse gasses, the construction of the dam on the Lower Churchill could poison and destroy Innu and Inuit hunting and fishing grounds. The protests this week in Labrador and St. John’s demonstrate that not everyone sees this as a reasonable price to pay for renewable energy.”