Podcast
Redeye Collective | Fossil fuels are now being extracted with more unconventional and more dangerous techniques. A new film looks at the rise of extreme energy and envisages the path towards a post-growth economy.
Blog
Oil derricks
Christopher Majka | Peak oil appears nowhere in sight. New technology and high prices drive unconventional oil production. Political measures are key in transitioning to renewable energy and avoiding climate disaster.
Blog
James Laxer | The Harper government's Big Idea for the future of the economy is that Canada should become an "energy superpower." What will make it so is the gargantuan development of the Alberta tar sands.
News
Bill Henderson | Are we acting with due diligence to future generations? Is ideological orthodoxy keeping us in denial about how we govern ourselves? B.C.'s fossil fuel expansion is a crime against humanity.
News
Council of Canadians, The Indigenous Environmental Network, Greenpeace Canada | Gary Doer pitches the tar sands as the answer to American energy security, ignoring the destruction it creates and turns away from the sustainable energy future Canada and the U.S. need.
News
The Indigenous Environmental Network | Building Keystone XL would be the greenhouse gas equivalent of adding roughly 6.5 million passenger vehicles to the road, or constructing 12 new coal-fired power plants.
Columnists
Murray Dobbin | There are so many things about this war that are farcical, dishonest, amateurish, and just plain morally wrong that Canada and the other warmongers have given up serious efforts at justifying it.
News
Bianca Mugyenyi and Yves Engler | Cars are an unhealthy, lethal, inefficient and utterly unsustainable mode of transportation. Across the globe newspapers are filled with odes to the private car, at the root of so much suffering.
News
Why are the tentacles of the Kochtopus heading north to lobby here? They fear the campaign by environmental groups and First Nations against the expansion of the tar sands is gaining traction. Photo: Velcrow Ripper
Keith Stewart | Why are the tentacles of the Kochtopus heading north to lobby here? They fear the campaign by environmental groups and First Nations against the expansion of the tar sands is gaining traction.
News
Tyler Bryant and Ian Hanington | As the Japan catastrophe shows, nuclear is far from a benign source of energy. The need to properly assess the impacts of our energy options and seek a sustainable future is more important than ever.
Columnists
Ralph Surette | The challenge of societal and economic change -- as opposed to mindless change driven by cheap energy -- is coming down with greater and greater speed and ferocity. We have tough decisions to make.
News
Donald Gutstein | Establishing 'ethical oil' as a component of government rhetoric illustrates the growing success of a Canadian right wing aping U.S. Republican tactics.