Citizen Action Monitor

Denmark’s promotion of a cost-free, business-as-usual switch to renewables is delusional

To date, increased efficiency in energy use hasn’t reduced carbon emissions No 1330 Posted by fw, May 10, 2015 “When we look past the cheerleading for a bright renewable future, … Continue reading

May 10, 2015

It’s inevitable that we will have less total energy in our renewable future, says Richard Heinberg

The fact is, “There’s just no good comprehensive renewable substitute for oil” No 1320 Posted by fw, April 27, 2015 “If we look realistically at the challenge, it seems inevitable … Continue reading

April 27, 2015

Will our energy future be fueled by fossils or by abundant, renewable wind and sunlight?

“The gap between our current way of life and one that can be sustained with future energy supplies is likely to be significant,” says Richard Heinberg No 1271 Posted by … Continue reading

March 3, 2015

“It is hard to create large enough quantities of new renewables. We have practically nowhere to go”

Gail Tverberg’s latest analysis of our energy options confirms difficult challenges ahead No 1255 Posted by fw, February 9, 2015 “Now we have practically nowhere to go. Natural gas cannot … Continue reading

February 9, 2015

Can we find a full-scale replacement for fossil fuels soon and sustain it indefinitely?

Given our pathetic historical track record for sustainable living, future prospects look bleak No 1202 Posted by fw, December 4, 2014 ‘Sustainability’ has become everyone’s favourite buzz word. But few … Continue reading

December 4, 2014

“At best, green solutions can help us avoid finite limits for a little while longer,” concludes expert analyst

The problem, says Gail Tverberg, is that statements about green energy are often overly optimistic No 1197 Posted by fw, November 22, 2014 “Expectations for wind and solar PV need … Continue reading

November 22, 2014

SHOCKER – Our only hope for a sustainable future is to return to a low-energy, low consumption, pre-1973 lifestyle

On closer inspection, many of the “great renewable energy successes” don’t look so great after all No 1195 Posted by fw, November 20, 2014 “Renewable energy is growing faster than ever … Continue reading

November 20, 2014

Locally-owned utilities are a rapidly expanding part of Germany’s transition to clean energy

Conventional centralized big power plants are facing record losses to emerging decentralized small providers of renewable energy No 1180 Posted by fw, November 2, 2014 “On any given day, Johannes … Continue reading

November 2, 2014

The tide is turning on many fronts in the battle against the carbon bullies

Resistance to tar sands pipelines spreading. Tar sands companies mothballing projects. Renewable energy solutions growing No 1156 Posted by fw, October 1, 2014 “We stand in defense of the land, … Continue reading

October 1, 2014

Death of oil, coal and gas industries within 20 years? Former Greenpeace CEO thinks so

Paul Gilding envisages fastest and most dramatic economic transformation in history No 706 Posted by fw, March 29, 2013 “There are signs the climate movement could be on the verge … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

36 U.S. citizen-run organizations with million members unite to fight for serious renewable energy agenda

New network vows to take on energy companies and to push for a clean energy future no matter who wins in 2012 No 517 Posted by fw, July 4, 2012 … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Ontario Conservatives way behind Liberals and NDP in promoting clean energy policies

No 281 Posted by fw, September 20, 2011 “Each party has plans in its platform to keep our lights on and build transportation infrastructure,” says Cherise Burda, director of Ontario … Continue reading

September 20, 2011 · Leave a comment

Climate Action Network: “It’s time to stand up for clean energy in Ontario”

No 275 Posted by fw, September 14, 2011 Under the banner Clean Energy Ontario, Climate Action Network (CAN) has released a challenge and accompanying grassroots toolkit for Ontarians. But first … Continue reading

September 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

Canada’s premier energy summit releases its report. Is there a glaring omission?

No 190 Posted by fw, June 10, 2011 About the Equinox Summit: Energy 2030 During the week of June 5-9, the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WSGI), based in Waterloo, Ontario, … Continue reading

June 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Hero for the Green Century”, Hermann Scheer, dies at age 66

No 77 Posted by fw, October 17, 2010 Hermann Scheer, a prominent member of parliament and influential leader in Germany’s renewable energy industry, died on October 15, 2010 at the … Continue reading

October 17, 2010 · Leave a comment