Marc Lee

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Apr 10, 2012
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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.
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Mar 22, 2012

CCPA report: Enbridge pipe dreams and nightmares

Marc Lee
CCPA released a report by yours truly on the economic costs and benefits of the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline. In particular, I take aim at the outrageous claims about jobs.
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Feb 20, 2012

Air travel and carbon footprint

Marc Lee
A bi-annual vehicle emissions test got me thinking about my personal carbon footprint. A lot of broad-brush numbers and calculators exist out there to calculate one's footprint.
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Jan 27, 2012

Odious profits and the Enbridge pipeline

Marc Lee
Two obvious but generally unstated details about the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline are climate change and that oil and gas companies stand to make mega-profits.
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Jan 13, 2012

Are Enbridge's job numbers credible?

Marc Lee
Putting aside the impact of the proposed Enbridge pipeline on GHG emissions or spills on land and at sea, the case in favour of the pipeline rests on creating jobs.
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Nov 29, 2011

On climate, Canada is a rogue state

Marc Lee
What's a major polluter to do when confronted with the challenge of meeting an international commitment but tempted by the lure of fat profits in the oil patch?

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