Get the Politics out of Wind Energy!

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Stanford University has just published a glowing report about how Wind Farms “can provide a surplus of reliable clean energy to society.” I almost posted it. It is important to publish information that does not fit your beliefs but, in this case, I decided to voice my skepticism instead.
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Non-Food Biofuels to Experience Greatest Growth, Lux Research Says

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMThe biofuel industry has been enjoying a 19.6% annual growth since 2005. That is about to change. The World’s 53.2 billion gallon biofuel industry could grow to over 60 billion gallons during the next few years. In their latest report, Lux Research predicts Non-Food Biofuels to Experience Greatest Growth.
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BC Coal Plan in the Dust

The ECOreport looks at why Vancouver communities oppose expansion of coal terminals, BC Coal Plan in the Dust 

Reprinted from the March/April 2014  Watershed Sentinel 

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMOn February 17, thermal coal was trading for $57.23. That’s a considerable drop from its $132 benchmark in 2011 and, as Clark Williams-Derry would say, the industry is now “territory reserved for risk-hungry financial speculators.” Not too long ago, there were plans to ship 80 million tons of coal through six terminals in Washington and Oregon. Now the number of proposed US ports has dropped to three and there are plans to transform BC’s Lower Mainland into North America’s #1 coal terminal.
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