The ECOreport reposts news of a declaration by oneof British Columbia’s indigenous peoples, Wildfires Spark Call For Pipeline Moratorium
Press Release from the Secwepemcul’ecw Assembly
CHASE, BC – Secwepemc elders, youth, children and families are calling for an immediate shutdown of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline in light of the forest fires raging through their territory. They fear the pipeline poses a serious safety hazard. They also say the unprecedented increase in fires is evidence of global warming created, in part, by Alberta tar sands oil transported by Kinder Morgan.
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The ECOreport reposts a proposal from three European think tanks, Call for Franco-German Energy Transition Alliance
Originally Published on Agora Energiewende
By Matthias Buck
Berlin, 14 July 2017 – Germany and France should forge an energy transition alliance – this is the key conclusion of a call to action by three think tanks published shortly before the French-German summit in Paris yesterday. The Institut de developpement durable et des relations internationales (or IDDRI, in Paris), together with Agora Energiewende and Agora Verkehrswende (both in Berlin), argue that France and Germany share the same climate goals, face similar challenges, and that an alliance for a clean-energy transition could “be at the core of a joint initiative for reviving European integration.”
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The ECOreport looks at Squirrel Cove General Store, Cortes Island’s One Stop Shopping Experience
By Roy L Hales
In an era of increasing specialization, some remote locations are developing in the opposite direction. In addition to the services you might expect, Squirrel Cove’s General store is also a gas station, post office, liquor store, gift shop, hardware outlet, building supply store, shellfish interpretive centre and it hosts one of the island’s finest take-out food providers. It has become Cortes Island’s one stop shopping experience.
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The ECOreport interviews the author of a FOCI report about responses to Cortes Island’s algae bloom problem
By Roy L Hales
The global phenomenon of algae blooms has reached British Columbia. The BC Northern Health issued an advisory for Prince George area last summer. Severe outbreaks have been reported at St. Mary and Cusheon Lakes on Saltspring Island, and Village Bay Lake on Quadra Island. The Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI) recently published a monitoring report. I recently interviewed the author, Rex Weyler, about responses to Cortes Island’s algae bloom problem.
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The ECOreport reposts another story of the continued contraction of the fossil fuel sector, Global Energy Investment Fell 12% In 2016
Press Release from the International Energy Agency
Global energy investment fell by 12% in 2016, the second consecutive year of decline, as increased spending on energy efficiency and electricity networks was more than offset by a continued drop in upstream oil and gas spending, according to the International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Investment report.
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The ECOreport reposts news from British Columbia’s ongoing struggle for democracy, Vancouver paddle & carnival protesting Site C Dam
Press Release from the Wilderness Committee
Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory – Today, hundreds of people attended the Vancouver, Coast Salish solidarity paddle and carnival to stop the Site C Dam, which was co-hosted by FightC, Force of Nature, Climate Convergence, and Wilderness Committee.
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The ECOreport reposts news of a state legislature’s failure to take action, Oregon Fails To Pass Oil Train Emergency Response Legislation
Press Release from Stand Up to Oil
Salem, OR — At the close of the 2017 session the Oregon Legislature has failed to pass legislation that would have improved oil train emergency response requirements and oil terminal review standards, including House Bill 2131.
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The ECOreport reposts news from California, where Jerry Brown Announces Global Climate Action Summit
Originally Published on the Daily KOS
by Dan Bacher
California Governor Jerry Brown announced yesterday, via video message at the Global Citizen Festival in Hamburg, Germany, that the state will convene the “world’s climate leaders” in San Francisco in September 2018 for a “Global Climate Action Summit.”
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The ECOreport publishes the conclusion of an interview with Guy Dauncey, How Do We Build A Different Economy?
Click here to access the first part of this interview
By Roy L Hales
Last week I began a two-part interview with Guy Dauncey, founder of the BC Sustainable Energy association and the author of Journey to the Future: A Better World Is Possible. This week Dauncey tackles the question “How do we build a different economy?”
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The ECOreport looks at a new International Energy Agency Report, the future of trucking in a low carbon world
By Roy L Hales
Trucks consume a fifth of the world’s oil. They also use half of the diesel. Unless actions are taken, the demand from road freight is expected to grow 40% by 2050. A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) examines trucking in a low carbon future.
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