The Disaffected Lib: Clean Is Cheap, Cheaper Than Dirty.

Of all the Big Lies embedded in our collective consciousness by the fossil fuelers and their minions in government is the scary tale that going green, decarbonizing our economies and our societies, would be devastatingly expensive.  They keep drumming into our heads that shifting off fossil fuels would destroy our economies and plunge us into ...

The Ranting Canadian: New Niagara hydro tunnel finally opens

New Niagara hydro tunnel finally opens: Good news/bad news story in Niagara Falls today (March 22, 2013). I’m surprised there hasn’t been more media coverage. According to the Toronto Star, A new hydro tunnel at Niagara Falls officially gushed water today, cranking up electricity production at the Sir Adam Beck Generating Station … That will ...

The Ranting Canadian: Eventually people will have to get it through their heads that…

Eventually people will have to get it through their heads that cleaner alternative energy isn’t just for tree-hugging hippies.  Eventually these energy sources — along with energy conservation, reducing/re-using other products, and population reduction — will be absolute necessities. Continuing the old ways of doing things and hoping for the best will not be an ...

The Disaffected Lib: How Much of Canada Could BC Power?

British authorities are meeting with their Icelandic counterparts to consider powering the UK with geothermal electricity.  It’s a terrific, low-carbon solution.   Take the heat the earth naturally brings to the surface in places like Iceland, use it to produce steam, use that steam to power turbines and run generators that produce electricity that is transmitted ...