The ECOreport reviews Dr. Allan R. Hoffman’s new book, which explains how America adopts energy policies & calls for a National Energy Policy that transcends political ideologies.
By Roy L Hales
Thirty-seven years ago, the United States was poised on the edge of an energy revolution. The interdepartmental plan that Dr. Allan Hoffman presented President Jimmy Carter outlined how the nation could derive 20% of its’ power from renewables (principally wind & solar) by the year 2000. What could have happened, if Carter’s successors had pressed forward, is another of the great “ifs” of history. Hoffman answers another question in his book THE U.S. GOVERNMENT & RENEWABLE ENERGY: how America adopts energy policies.
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The ECOreport reposts an Op-Ed about Trudeau’s mixed signals on climate change
Originally Published on Ecojustice
By Dyna Tuytel & Aaron Ward
This International Day of Climate Action (Oct. 24), people across Canada and around the world are calling for responses to climate change that are commensurate with the scale and the urgency of this global threat.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal from a dozen renewable energy companies, industry associations and think-tanks: Alberta needs 30% renewables by 2030
Originally Published on the Pembina Institute
CALGARY — A dozen renewable energy companies, industry associations and think-tanks are urging the Alberta government to solidify its commitment to having renewables supply at least 30 per cent of the province’s electricity by 2030.
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The ECOreport interviews the President and Executive Director of the Friends of Cortes Island
By Roy L Hales
Max Thaysen described FOCI as a support group for local inhabitants confronting the environmental challenges in the Cortes Island area. Helen Hall described the society’s role of both monitoring and protecting, as well as educating the public. They are the President and Executive Director of the Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI), respectively.
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The ECOreport reposts news from Washington State, Shell’s proposed Anacortes Oil By Rail Project Abandoned
Originally Published on Friends of the San Juan Islands
By Katie Fleming
Shell Puget Sound Refinery announced on October 6th that it is dropping its plans to construct a crude oil-by-rail facility at March Point near Anacortes. This proposal will no longer threaten communities across the Northwest by increasing the risk of derailments, devastating explosions, and toxic spills in Padilla Bay and the larger Salish Sea.
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The ECOreport looks at news of a study showing that humpback recovery depends on habitat preservation
Originally Published on Oregon State University News
NEWPORT, Ore. – Humpback whales can migrate thousands of miles to reach feeding grounds each year, but a new study concludes that their fidelity to certain local habitats – as passed on through the generations – and the protection of these habitats are key to understanding the ultimate recovery of this endangered species.
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The ECOreport posts news that Oregon’s proposed Morrow Pacific coal export facility has been terminated, instead another 8 million tons of coal coming to BC.
Joint Press Release from Power Past Coal coalition
The backer of a proposed coal export terminal that would have brought as much as eight million tons of coal to Oregon on barges through the Columbia River Gorge has backed out of the project.
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The ECOreport’s experience: Visiting Philips Arm Salmon Farm
By Roy L Hales
My interest in British Columbia’s fish farms began with Alexandra Morton’s fim “Salmon Confidential Documentary” and you can find a distillation of her arguments, as well as other articles critical of this industry on this website. I recently became convined there is another side to this story that we haven’t been hearing. So at Marine Harvest Canada’s invitation, I went visiting Philips Arm Salmon Farm.
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The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED from Washington state, Tesoro Savage’s revised Application Does Not Lessen Risks connected to their Proposed Oil-By-Rail Terminal in Vancouver, WA
Originally Published on Stand Up To Oil
This week, Tesoro Savage submitted a revised application for its Vancouver Energy proposal to Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC). The Stand Up to Oil Campaign will review Tesoro Savage’s new information in the coming days, but nothing presented can detract from the inherent recklessness of Tesoro Savage’s plan to increase dangerous trains of crude oil rumbling through Spokane, Vancouver, and the Columbia River Gorge. And hundreds of oil tankers each year will dramatically increase oil spill risks in the Columbia River Estuary.
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The ECOreporet reposts an OP-ED/call to action, Let Let BC Vote On Kinder Morgan’s Pipeline
Originally Published on the Dogwood Initiative
BURNABY — Supporters of B.C.’s largest citizen group, Dogwood, will be knocking on doors this month in support of their Let BC Vote campaign in preparation for a province-wide citizens’ initiative on pipeline and tanker projects. The project of greatest concern to the group is Kinder Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline and oil tanker expansion.
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