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Susan on the Soapbox: Jim Prentice Names his Cabinet: New Brooms Sweep Clean or Do They?

By this time tomorrow it will all be over, Jim Prentice, the premier-designate, will have unveiled his new cabinet.

Mr Prentice, the proverbial “new broom”, promised to sweep clean a cabinet larded with MLAs, who have enjoyed the unique privilege that comes with 43 years of uncontested power, and replace it with a smaller leaner . . . → Read More: Susan on the Soapbox: Jim Prentice Names his Cabinet: New Brooms Sweep Clean or Do They?

Eclectic Lip: The quest for the golden meme

Golden mean image sourced here.

It’s been a pretty good month, in terms of writing. Over at GreenCarReports, I had my piece on September EV sales in Canada, a Canadian Thanksgiving-centric story riffing on the country’s nationwide EV charging network, and discussed what our EV drivers do, to get through Canadian winters.

Topping that . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: The quest for the golden meme

Eclectic Lip: Electron democracy

A long-belated companion to Steven Chu’s “Time to fix the wiring” essay I posted earlier, this is the white paper I co-authored for the same McKinsey & Company series. Given the roughly five-month delay in uploading this, I suppose “Time to post the writing” might be an apt subtitle… 🙂

Ever the stickler for citing . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Electron democracy

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Sustainability: Canada’s Strengths and Weaknesses

A large scale study by OfficeMax Grand & Toy comparing Canadian companies to their world peers finds Canada leads in capturing cost reduction from sustainability initiatives but lags global leaders in driving profitability through collaboration. Broader collaborations with customers, suppliers, government and policy makers may be a key to unlocking the next phase’s rewards.

. . . → Read More: Carbon49 – Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Sustainability: Canada’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Eclectic Lip: Steven Chu’s “Time to Fix the Wiring” at four years

Former US Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s recent resignation — his farewell letter is here — is no doubt celebrated in the fuel cell quarters as passionately (or more so) than it is mourned in the rest of cleantech. Early in his term, Chu infamously argued (infamously, at least, to fuel cell enthusiasts) that fuel cell . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Steven Chu’s “Time to Fix the Wiring” at four years