energy efficiency

Blog
Aug 7, 2018

Will energy efficiency stall climate disruption?

David Suzuki
Many experts argue that energy efficiency could play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially in industrial nations like Canada and the U.S., where we tend to waste a lot.
Podcast
Aug 17, 2016
Feelings VS Facts

Feelings vs. facts: Selling pipelines

Green Majority Radio
On this week's show: pathetic attempts by oil company-funded astroturf groups to garner support by trying to sell pipelines with sex.
Blog
May 3, 2016
Image: Flickr/350.org

Divest from damage and invest in a healthier future

David Suzuki
Banks and advisers are warning clients about the dangers of fossil-fuel-related portfolios, noting climate agreements, government regulations, reduced demand and market volatility make them risky.
Blog
Jan 16, 2015
Photo: Chris Yakimov/flickr

The case against a revenue-neutral carbon tax

Marc Lee
Big picture climate action requires that we act together to make systemic changes to reduce our emissions. Carbon pricing is part of the answer, but regulations and public investment are also needed.
News
Apr 16, 2012
Full-scale anaerobic digester. Photo: kqedquest/Flickr

Biogas and fertilizer in a new age

Bob Harrington
The use of biogas as a fuel in Sweden suggests that there is a replacement for fuel oil that is derived from wastes buried by ecological processes of decomposition and storage.
Blog
Apr 10, 2012
Photo: nanotron/Flickr

The parable of the Prius

Marc Lee
One of the speakers at a talk on dematerialization told "the parable of the Prius" to illustrate Jevon's paradox that efficiency gains do not necessarily reduce energy consumption.
Blog
Oct 24, 2011

Home energy retrofits: Part two

Marc Lee
This summer I put our household through an energy efficiency retrofit. I was working on a paper on energy efficiency, and then the B.C. and federal governments announced funding for retrofit programs.
Blog
Oct 13, 2011

Are smart meters worth the cost?

Marc Lee
A notice in my mailbox last week told me that smart meters are going to be installed in my neighbourhood. As an economist, I'm interested in costs and benefits of the program.
Blog
Jul 28, 2011

Decarbonizing homes and the price of gas

Marc Lee
Even though B.C. has among the lowest prices in North America, and for relatively clean electricity at that, pricing undermines incentives to shift away from fossil fuels.
Blog
Jul 21, 2011

Home energy retrofits: Part one

Marc Lee
When the B.C. government announced new funding for its energy efficiency program, and then the feds announced new funding for the ecoENERGY program, I decided to put my house to the test.

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