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2010-09-01 | | National, Ontario Chapter, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Atmosphere & Energy
Response to Newfoundland & Labrador Public Discussion Document: “Responding to Climate Change in Newfoundland & Labrador”2010-08-31 | | Atlantic Chapter, Climate Change, Atmosphere & Energy
Executive Summary The existing greenhouse emission targets are weaker than required according to the latest science and the existing strategies did not deliver the expected results. We make a number of specific policy recommendations to change this: Five directions of action: 1. Education– take advantage of the educational capacity at MUN and in environmental NGOs – in the latter: urgent need for project and base funding. 2. Research–need to “localize” the general knowledge and global models of climate change; need for project and base funding. 3. Putting price on carbon– best: carbon tax; must be revenue-neutral. 4. Financial incentives: - distributed renewable energy generation: should be supported with feed-in-tariffs, loan guarantees and improvements to the transmission lines; a viable alternative to spending $600 million to install scrubbers at Holyrood power plant; - energy efficiency for homes and vehicles; - can be sustained politically and financially in the long term by recognizing all spin-offs (financial and social) of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
2010-08-17 | | National, Ontario Chapter, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Atmosphere & Energy
2010-08-12 | | Atlantic Chapter, Forests, Toxics, Health & Environment, Protecting Biodiversity, Transition to Sustainable Economy
This is the Agenda for the Annual Gathering for Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter! Register today!
2010-08-06 | | none
I present arguments in favour of the small-scale, community owned, renewable energy generation in Newfoundland and Labrador. I identify current bottlenecks in the development of the distributed energy generation in the province and list necessary conditions that have to be met in order to move forward. Most of the arguments would apply to other provinces in Canada as well. Dr. Piotr Trela, SCC- Atlantic Region; Atlantic Canada Sustainable Energy Coalition.
2010-08-06 | | Atlantic Chapter, Climate Change, Climate Summits, Atmosphere & Energy
2010-08-03 | | Atlantic Chapter, Water, Water Conservation, Health & Environment, Transition to Sustainable Economy
While the Sierra Club Canada – Atlantic Canada Chapter supports rate restructuring of water, waste water and storm utilities in the interest of improved management and sustainability, the current rate structure application does not sufficiently address questions of efficient allocation of resources, adequate revenues over time, and increased innovation and conservation.
2010-07-29 | | National, Ontario Chapter, Radioactive Waste, Nuclear-Free Canada, Atmosphere & Energy